ANSYS has patented a system and method for modeling vasculature flow in real-time. By combining reduced order and 0D models, physicians can personalize vascular system models for patients, predicting treatment effects accurately. The method involves receiving 3D data, determining a 0D model, generating boundary conditions, and creating a reduced order model for real-time flow simulation. GlobalData’s report on ANSYS gives a 360-degree view of the company including its patenting strategy. Buy the report here.

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Modeling flow of vasculature using reduced order and 0d models

Source: United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). Credit: ANSYS Inc

A recently granted patent (Publication Number: US11887737B2) discloses a computer-readable medium storing instructions that, when executed by a system's processors, enables the system to perform a method for analyzing vasculature. The method involves receiving 3D data of a vessel segment, creating a 0D model of the segment based on fluid simulations, generating boundary conditions, and developing a real-time reduced order model of the vessel segment to represent flow dynamics. The system can also adjust the model based on measured flow data, update parameters, and estimate hemodynamic characteristics of the vasculature.

Furthermore, the patent describes a system equipped with memory to receive 3D data and measured flow data, along with processors to implement the method outlined in the patent. This system can determine a 0D model of a vessel segment, generate simulated flow data based on a vascular system model, and adjust the model of the vasculature based on a comparison of simulated and measured flow data. The system can also update parameters, simulate flow in real-time, and utilize a medical scanner to generate measured flow data, showcasing a comprehensive approach to analyzing vasculature for medical applications.

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