Kinematics of the Heart: Finite Element and 3D Time-Resolved Phase Contrast Magnetic resonance Imaging
2002 (English)In: Proceedings of 9th Workshop on The Finite Element Method in Biomedical Engineering, Biomechanics and Related Fields, 2002Conference paper (Refereed)
The complex three-dimensional structure of the heart muscle (myocardium) has anisotropic, non-linear and time-dependent mechanical properties. During the cardiac cycle, the myocardium undergoes large elastic deformations as a consequence of the active muscle contraction along the muscle fibers and their relaxation, respectively. A four-dimensional (4D) description (three spatial dimensions + time) of the mechanical properties of the myocardium would be of interest in the assessment of myocardial function. Time-resolved 3D phase contrast MRI makes it possible to quantify all three velocity components, which is necessary to as accurately as possible describe the velocities in the heart. The velocity data may be used for investigation of the deformation of the heart and calculation of strain in the myocardial wall. We present a method for estimation of myocardial kinematics using finite elements and 3D time-resolved phase contrast MRI.
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National CategoryEngineering and Technology
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-62681OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-62681DiVA: diva2:373975
9th 9th Workshop on The Finite Element Method in Biomedical Engineering, Biomechanics and Related Fields. University of Ulm, Germany, 18-19 July.