An automated geometric analysis procedure uses volumetric computerized tomography scan data to produce a fully defined analytical model of the patient's arterial geometry with minimal user interaction. This model can be a powerful tool for surgery planning and stent design in addition to providing a basis for computational simulations.
Historically, architectural design, particularly the conceptual part, starts with doodles, sketches, simple models, and ideas etched on the back of an envelope. Pencils and tracing paper, drafting boards and T-squares, French curves and splines, were the tools of the trade. Today, with the availability of immense computer processing power and now economic… (More)