Francesco Iannaccone

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There is a growing interest in virtual tools to assist clinicians in evaluating different procedures and devices for endovascular treatment. In the present study we use finite element analysis to investigate the influence of stent design and vessel geometry for stent assisted coiling of intracranial aneurysms. Nine virtual stenting procedures were(More)
In recent years the role of FSI (fluid-structure interaction) simulations in the analysis of the fluid-mechanics of heart valves is becoming more and more important, being able to capture the interaction between the blood and both the surrounding biological tissues and the valve itself. When setting up an FSI simulation, several choices have to be made to(More)
The presented study details the virtual deployment of a bifurcated stent graft (Medtronic Talent) in an Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm model, using the finite element method. The entire deployment procedure is modeled, with the stent graft being crimped and bent according to the vessel geometry, and subsequently released. The finite element results are validated(More)
The ApoE(-)(/)(-) mouse is a common small animal model to study atherosclerosis, an inflammatory disease of the large and medium sized arteries such as the carotid artery. It is generally accepted that the wall shear stress, induced by the blood flow, plays a key role in the onset of this disease. Wall shear stress, however, is difficult to derive from(More)
Here, we consider the issue of generating a suitable controlled environment for the evaluation of phase contrast (PC) MRI measurements. The computational framework, tailored to build synthetic datasets, is based on a two-step approach, i.e., define and implement (1) an accurate CFD model and (2) an image generator able to mime the overall outcomes of a PC(More)
The presented study details a combined experimental and computational method to assess and compare the mechanical behavior of the main body of 4 different stent graft designs. The mechanical response to a flat plate compression and radial crimping of the devices is derived and related to geometrical and material features of different stent designs. The(More)
BACKGROUND Coronary hemodynamics and physiology specific for bifurcation lesions was not well understood. To investigate the influence of the bifurcation angle on the intracoronary hemodynamics of side branch (SB) lesions computational fluid dynamics simulations were performed. METHODS A parametric model representing a left anterior descending-first(More)
Local hemodynamics has been identified as one main determinant in the onset and progression of atherosclerotic lesions at coronary bifurcations. Starting from the observation that atherosensitive hemodynamic conditions in arterial bifurcation are majorly determined by the underlying anatomy, the aim of the present study is to investigate how peculiar(More)
Despite all technological innovations in esophageal stent design over the past 20 years, the association between the stent design's mechanical behavior and its effect on the clinical outcome has not yet been thoroughly explored. A parametric numerical model of a commercially available esophageal bioresorbable polymeric braided wire stent is set up,(More)
Clinical studies have demonstrated the efficacy of stent supported coiling for intra-cranial aneurysm treatment. Despite encouraging outcomes, some matters are yet to be addressed. In particular closed stent designs are influenced by the delivery technique and may suffer from under-expansion, with the typical effect of “hugging” the inner curvature of the(More)