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Computational Fluid Dynamics Challenge for Rupture-Prediction in Intracranial Aneurysms
Computational challenge in order to predict rupture in two intracranial aneurysms
Date: June 29, 2013 - September 13, 2013
Location: Germany
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Organizer: University of Magdeburg
Application Areas: Biomedical & Pharmaceutical
Deadlines: August 16, 2013 (abstract), August 16, 2013 (registration)
Type of Event: Other, International

In the recent years various simulation challenges have been
organized in order 
to check the applicability of the computational hemodynamics
for intracranial 
aneurysms. Radaelli et al. [1] performed a comparison for
virtually stented 
patient-specific cases using flow diverters. Steinman et al.
[2] compared the 
velocity and pressure values obtained by various groups in a
giant aneurysm. 
One of the main difficulties when performing computational
fluid dynamics 
(CFD) for patient-specific cases is the prediction of the
rupture probability. 
The current challenge involves two patient-specific
MCA-aneurysms that should 
be analyzed by CFD in a blind test. One of the provided data
sets corresponds 
to a ruptured aneurysm, while the other one can be
considered as unruptured. 
The ruptured case is documented with intra-operative video
Therefore, the exact ruptured site of the aneurysm is known.

-The reconstructed surface geometries will be provided after
sending an e-mail 
-The participants are free to choose their computational
model, software, 
boundary condition etc.
-The participants are also free to use any criteria to
analyze the obtained 
solutions with a view to rupture prediction. It is expected
that the participants 
should predict: 1) which one was the ruptured aneurysm based
on their 
computational results; 2) at which location the rupture took

[1]Radaelli, AG et al.: Reproducibility of haemodynamical
simulations in a 
subject-specific stented aneurysm model - a report on the
Virtual Intracranial 
Stenting Challenge 2007. J Biomech. 2008 Jul 19;41(10):2069-81.
[2]Steinman, DA et al.: Variability of computational fluid
dynamics solutions for 
pressure and flow in a giant aneurysm: the ASME 2012 Summer
Conference CFD Challenge. J Biomech Eng. 2013 Feb;135(2):021016
Event record first posted on June 29, 2013, last modified on July 4, 2013

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