Special Issue "Techniques and Applications in Quantifying Fluid Flow in Medical Imaging"

A special issue of Journal of Imaging (ISSN 2313-433X). This special issue belongs to the section "Medical Imaging".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 20 June 2023 | Viewed by 186

Special Issue Editors

Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, WI, USA
Interests: 4D-CT; 4D-flow MRI; deep learning; spectral methods; data-driven methods
Department of Mechanical Engineering, Kate Gleason College of Engineering, Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, NY, USA
Interests: biomedical modeling, deep learning, boiling heat transfer; breast cancer; 4D-Flow MRI; fuel cells

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

It is well known that hemodynamics interactions play an important role in initiation and progression of cardiovascular diseases. Traditionally, patient-specific hemodynamic analysis has been conducted using computational fluid dynamics (CFD). However, the fidelity of this approach is severely limited by modeling assumptions and the uncertainty in inputs such as boundary conditions, vascular geometry, and model parameters. Recently, there have been significant advancements in methods including 4D-flow MRI, ultrasound vector flow imaging, diffuse optical spectroscopy, and 4D-CT to non-invasively image in vivo flows in the human vascular system. While imaging techniques are not limited by the aforementioned modeling issues, they suffer from issues such as imaging artifacts, low SNR, and low spatiotemporal resolution. A number of recent publications have explored techniques such as Kalman filtering, deep learning, and variational data assimilation to address the limitations of flow imaging by incorporating flow physics. In vivo flow image enhancement is a promising research area that will lead to diagnostic clinical tools for patient-specific diagnosis and prognosis of cardiovascular diseases.

This Special Issue will focus on state-of-the art methods for spatiotemporal image enhancement of medical flow images and consider methods for analysis of imaging data, including computation of relevant hemodynamic metrics. Topics include but are not limited to:

  1. Novel hemodynamic imaging modalities;
  2. Algorithms for spatiotemporal image enhancement;
  3. Error and uncertainty quantification of flow velocities and flow-velocity-derived metrics;
  4. Verification and validation of flow image enhancement;
  5. Image-based hemodynamic analysis metrics;
  6. Generating synthetic imaging data through simulation of flow and imaging modalities.

Dr. Roshan M. D’Souza
Dr. Isaac Bernabe Perez Raya
Guest Editors

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  • 4D-flow MRI
  • 4D-CT
  • doppler ultrasound
  • hemodynamics
  • deep learning
  • physics-informed neural nets

Published Papers

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