December 2010

A group of MSI researchers from several departments are combining their expertise and making exciting new contributions in the field of biomedicine. These collaborators, highlighted in the Fall 2010 issue of the MSI Research Bulletin, are from the Interactive Visualization Lab in the computer science and engineering department, St. Anthony Falls Laboratory, and the Medical Devices Center. The group uses MSI resources to create computational models to study fluid flow and to design medical devices. The image above shows simulated flow through a synthetic heart valve as it opens and closes with the beat of the heart inside of a patient-specific model of the left ventricle and aorta . A poster about this work was a finalist in the 2010 MSI Research Exhibition.