The Department of Computer Science at the University of Cyprus cordially invites you to the Colloquium entitled:

Multilevel Patient Specific Artery and Atherogenesis Models


Speaker: Prof. Dimitris Fotiadis
Affiliation: University of Ioannina, Greece
Category: Colloquium
Location: Room 148, Faculty of Pure and Applied Sciences (FST-01), 1 University Avenue, 2109 Nicosia, Cyprus (directions)
Date: Monday, June 27, 2011
Time: 09:30-10:30 EET
Host: Costas Pattichis (pattichi AT

We present a platform for the development of multiscale cpatient specific artery and atherogenesis models. The platform, called ARTool, integrates technologies of 3D image reconstruction from various image modalities, blood flow and biological models of mass transfer, plaque characterization and plaque growth. Patient images are acquired for the development of the 3D model of the patient specific arteries. Then, blood flow is modeled within the arterial models for the calculation of the Wall Shear Stress distribution (WSS). WSS is combined with other patient specific parameters for the development of the plaque progression models. Real time simulation can be performed for same cases in grid environment. The platform is evaluated using both animal and human data.

Short Bio:
Dimitrios I. Fotiadis was born in Ioannina, Greece, in 1961. He received the Diploma degree in Chemical Engineering from the Department of Chemical Engineering, National Technical University of Athens, Athens, Greece in 1985 and the Ph.D. degree in Chemical Materials Science from the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, Minneapolis, USA in 1990. Currently, he is a Professor of Biomedical Engineering at the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, University of Ioannina, Greece, he is the director of the Unit of Medical Technology and Intelligent Information Systems, Department of Materials Science and Engineering. He has published more than 140 papers in scientific journals, 300 papers in peer-reviewed conference proceedings, more than 30 chapters in books and he is the editor of 16 books. His research interests include modelling of human tissues and organs, intelligent wearable devices for automated diagnosis and bioinformatics.

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