Medical Imaging Study of Physiological Flows

by Prof. Marc Thiriet, Centre National de la RechercheScientifique (CNRS) France

 :  21 Oct 2005 (Fri)
 :  10:00am - 11:00am
Venue  :  Room 2512, ECE Conference Room 2/F (Lift 25-26), HKUST

Our work is aimed at investigating mathematical and numerical issues related to the modeling and the simulation of physiological flows in conduits which are sufficient large to be visible using common medical imaging techniques, in the circulatory system on the one hand and in the respiratory system on the other hand. The goal is to develop effective numerical tools to help bioengineers to design more efficient medical devices and to guide decisions of medical doctors. Our research activities are aimed at 1). modeling the flow of biological fluids, more especially blood in large vessels and air in the respiratory tracts, both in normal and pathological states; 2). developing and analyzing efficient, robust and reliable numerical methods for the simulation of such flows; and 3). developing simulation software to guide medical decision and to design more efficient medical devices.

Prof. Marc Thiriet is a research director at the French Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS), as well as a senior research at the French Institut National de Recherche en Informatique (INRIA). Trained in both medicine and engineering, with the Medical Doctorat in 1978, the Biological Engineering Doctorat in 1981, and the Habilitation a diriger des recherches in 1994, Prof. Thiriet is a medical imaging specialist with general research interests in medical engineering.


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