University of Texas at Austin

Posts Tagged ‘medical’


Monday, July 11, 2011

A new model of YOUR blood flow

For a professor in the Department of Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics, spending time crunching numbers is leading to technologies that could save lives.

Thomas Hughes is developing three dimensional models of blood flow of individual patients.

Thomas Hughes is developing three dimensional models of blood flow of individual patients.

Dr. Thomas Hughes and his colleagues have pioneered patient-specific 3-D models of blood flow through the heart and blood vessels that could help guide best practices for cardiologists.

Rather than relying on earlier computer models — where simple two-dimensional geometry shared little resemblance to actual anatomy —
Read More …