International Journal for Numerical Methods in Biomedical Engineering

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Edited By: Perumal Nithiarasu, Rainald Löhner, Guowei Wei

Impact Factor: 2.052

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2014: 17/57 (Mathematical & Computational Biology); 18/99 (Mathematics Interdisciplinary Applications); 30/76 (Engineering Biomedical)

Online ISSN: 2040-7947

Associated Title(s): International Journal for Numerical Methods in Engineering, International Journal for Numerical Methods in Fluids, International Journal of Numerical Modelling: Electronic Networks, Devices and Fields, Numerical Linear Algebra with Applications

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  1. Computational evaluation of aortic occlusion and the proposal of a novel, improved occluder: Constrained endo-aortic balloon occlusion (CEABO)

    M. H. de Vaal, M. W. Gee, U. A. Stock and W. A. Wall

    Accepted manuscript online: 5 FEB 2016 12:57AM EST | DOI: 10.1002/cnm.2773

  2. Examining the influence of distal radius orientation on distal radioulnar joint contact using a finite element model

    Desney Greybe, Michael R. Boland, Tim Wu and Kumar Mithraratne

    Article first published online: 3 FEB 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/cnm.2766

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    Distal radius malunion is a common and debilitating disorder. In this paper, a finite element model was used to study the influence of distal radius orientation on distal radioulnar joint mechanics. Joint contact was most sensitive to dorsal rotation and anteversion of the distal radius. In most cases, more than 6° rotation would necessitate adaptation to maintain articular contact. This study represents an important step towards properly understanding distal radius malunion, as it relates to distal radioulnar joint mechanics.

  3. Fully automated liver segmentation using Sobolev gradient-based level set evolution

    Evgin Göçeri

    Article first published online: 3 FEB 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/cnm.2765

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    A variational level set-based technique for full-automated liver segmentation is proposed in this study. Efficiency of the proposed method in terms of accuracy (97%) and processing time has been provided by automated initialization of active contours, using an adaptive signed pressure force function and Sobolev gradient. Experimental results show that the proposed full-automated segmentation approach avoids local minima and stops evolution of the active contour at desired liver boundaries even if there is a cyst in the liver. Original image (a); Initial contour (b); Final shape of the initial contour (c); Segmented liver image (d).

  4. Excessive volume of hydrogel injectates may compromise the efficacy for the treatment of acute myocardial infarction

    Peter Wise, Neil H. Davies, Mazin S. Sirry, Jeroen Kortsmit, Laura Dubuis, Chen-Ket Chai, Frank P. T. Baaijens and Thomas Franz

    Accepted manuscript online: 28 JAN 2016 04:11PM EST | DOI: 10.1002/cnm.2772

  5. A high-order local time stepping finite volume solver for one-dimensional blood flow simulations: application to the ADAN model

    Lucas O. Müller, Pablo J. Blanco, Sansuke M. Watanabe and Raúl A. Feijóo

    Article first published online: 26 JAN 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/cnm.2761

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    The increasing complexity of vessel networks for 1D blood flow models, motivated by anatomical detail or automatic network generation, for example, poses the need for extremely efficient numerical solvers. As a possible answer to this requirement, we present a high-order, finite volume-type algorithm featuring local time stepping (LTS). The scheme is applied to simple and anatomically detailed one-dimensional arterial networks. Simulation time speed-ups of the LTS scheme with respect to the conventionally used global time-stepping strategy are extremely significant.