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July 23, 2014



Study Results from University College London Update Understanding of Biomedicine and Biomedical Engineering (Which Spring is the Best? Comparison of Methods for Virtual Stenting)

By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Biotech Week -- A new study on Biotechnology is now available. According to news reporting originating from London, United Kingdom, by NewsRx correspondents, research stated, "This paper presents a methodology for modeling the deployment of implantable devices used in minimally invasive vascular interventions. Motivated by the clinical need to perform preinterventional rehearsals of a stent deployment, we have developed methods enabling virtual device placement inside arteries, under the constraint of real-time application."

Our news editors obtained a quote from the research from University College London, "This requirement of rapid execution narrowed down the search for a suitable method to the concept of a dynamic mesh. Inspired by the idea of a mesh of springs, we have found a novel way to apply it to stent modeling. The experiments conducted in this paper investigate properties of the stent models based on three different spring types: lineal, semi-torsional, and torsional springs. Furthermore, this paper compares the results of various deployment scenarios for two different classes of devices: a stent graft and a flow diverter."

According to the news editors, the research concluded: "The presented results can be of a high-potential clinical value, enabling the predictive evaluation of the outcome of a stent deployment treatment."

For more information on this research see: Which Spring is the Best? Comparison of Methods for Virtual Stenting. IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering, 2014;61(7):1998-2010. IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering can be contacted at: Ieee-Inst Electrical Electronics Engineers Inc, 445 Hoes Lane, Piscataway, NJ 08855-4141, USA. (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers - www.ieee.org/; IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering - ieeexplore.ieee.org/xpl/RecentIssue.jsp?punumber=10)

The news editors report that additional information may be obtained by contacting K. Spranger, UCL, Dept. of Mech Engn, London WC1E 6BT, United Kingdom (see also Biotechnology).

Keywords for this news article include: Biotechnology, London, Europe, United Kingdom

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