CERREBRAL: Computer Enabled Radiological Resource for Blood flow Rates in Aneurysms using LatticeBoltzmann

From April 2013 to Mar 2016
Project Leader(s): Professor Peter V. Coveney (Lead-PI, University College London), Dr. Julien Abi-Nahed (Co-Lead PI, Qatar Robotic Surgery Centre/QSTP), Prof. Mazen Al-Saghir (Co-PI, TAMUQ) & Dr Hussein Kamal (Hamad Medical Corporation, Weill Cornell Medical College-Qatar).
Sponsors: Qatar National Research Fund (QNRF), as part of the National Priorities Research Program (NPRP)
Partners: University College London (UK); QSTP; Texas AM University-Qatar; Hamad Medical Corporation, Weill Cornell Medical College-Qatar.

Total grant value: US$1M (approx.)

Monetary Value (CCS): $350,000

The main objective of the research presented here is to advance the treatment of vascular anomalies by personalising its treatment on a patient-specific basis, based on coupling of image acquisition modalities (primarily 3D rotational angiography) with high performance computer simulations of blood flow using the lattice-Boltzmann code developed at UCL called HemeLB. We use the treatment of cerebral aneurysms based on stenting technology as our central application area, although the techniques can be readily extended to other neuropathologies.