A Simulation Method for Designing Customized Interventional Medical Device During Pretreatment Planning

This invention, provides a method to design and evaluate the potential performance and/or clinical application of medical devices for interventional cardiovascular applications. The design and evaluation process is based on quantitative analysis of volume rendered images, followed by a derivation of the geometry, topology and physical properties of the devices, and finally verification and refinement of design parameters using simulation technology and volume rendered patient specific medical images. This approach focuses on developing a customized interventional device to treat a patient specific pathology. The device design and simulated application evaluation process is user interactive using volume rendered images acquired from x-rays, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) ultrasound (US), computerized tomography (CT), other imaging modalities. The device design, performance measurements and possible refinement modifications can be evaluated in the same patient specific simulation environment. We also employ knowledge base systems to bridge the information gap between patient treatment, that is more clinically oriented, with device development, that is traditionally the task of the device manufacturer. Description (Set) Proposed Use (Set) This invention has potential commercial value to physicians who want to design and evaluate, in a virtual or augmented reality manner the performance of catheters, guidewires, stents and interventional radiological medical devices. The invention would also be of value to commercial medical device companies who design and manufacture catheters, guidewires, stents and interventional radiological medical devices.

Inventor(s): Anderson, James H.

Type of Offer: Licensing

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