Numerical analysis of a novel method for temperature gradient measurement in the vicinity of warm inflamed atherosclerotic plaques

Z. Aronis, E. Massarwa, L. Rosen, O. Rotman, R. Eliasy, R. Haj-Ali, S. Einav

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Abstract

Thermography is a method used mainly for the detection of warmer arterial wall regions, as an indication for the presence of inflamed atherosclerotic plaques. A new method, utilizing injection of cold saline to the bloodstream and measuring temperature gradients within the flow instead of the wall is numerically investigated. Results show an almost 12-fold increase in expected temperature gradients, emphasizing the usefulness of such method for novel catheter design.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationXII Mediterranean Conference on Medical and Biological Engineering and Computing 2010, MEDICON 2010
Pages584-587
Number of pages4
DOIs
StatePublished - 2010
Event12th Mediterranean Conference on Medical and Biological Engineering and Computing, MEDICON 2010 - Chalkidiki, Greece
Duration: 27 May 201030 May 2010

Publication series

NameIFMBE Proceedings
Volume29
ISSN (Print)1680-0737

Conference

Conference12th Mediterranean Conference on Medical and Biological Engineering and Computing, MEDICON 2010
Country/TerritoryGreece
CityChalkidiki
Period27/05/1030/05/10

Keywords

  • Atherosclerosis
  • Numerical Simulations
  • Plaque
  • Thermography

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