A quantitative model of thrombosis in intracranial aneurysms

A challenging project for our European scientific network


Endovascular devices and procedures have substantially evolved to be one of the principal alternatives to treat intracranial aneurysms.

Thanks to advances in technology, improvements on imaging and a growing market on minimally invasive surgery devices, nowadays medical practitioners have a wider set of treatment options to make an objective decision nearly adapted to the specific condition of the patient.

One of the main challenges of Thrombus is to perform the modeling of a flow diverter armed with 48 struts.

The main research topic leads to the modelling of the deployment of a virtual flow diverter within a parent vessel allowing the study of the effect on the blood flow within the cavity of an aneurysm.


Additional computational resources

A collaboration between CREATIS informatics group, Thrombus WP5, and the computing center of the National institute of nuclear and particle physics (IN2P3) allowed Thrombus project to enlarge its computational resources for data management and complex algorithms execution in distributed systems.