SimVascular is a fully open source software package providing a complete pipeline from medical image data to cardiovascular blood flow simulation results and analysis (www.simvascular.org). It offers capabilities for image segmentation, unstructured adaptive meshing, physiologic boundary conditions, and two Navier-Stokes finite element solvers with fluid structure interaction capabilities, including large deformation motion with an Arbitrary Lagrangian Eulerian (ALE) formulation and multi-physics capabilities. An accompanying vascular model repository (www.vascularmodel.com) provides over 100 freely-available clinical data sets with image data and simulation results from different parts of the vasculature to enable research. Extensive online documentation and video tutorials with clinical examples are provided online.
In this workshop, we will offer focused sessions tailored to new and experienced users. New users will be guided through step-by-step tutorials, covering basic steps of model construction, meshing, flow simulations, and best practices (and pitfalls to avoid) for high quality results. For experienced users, we will cover advanced topics such as cardiac mechanics and electrophysiology, reduced order modeling, interactive surgical planning, and automated scripting via the Python interface. Users will have the opportunity to discuss current challenges from their research with the SimVascular developers and thus participants are encouraged to bring their own models and questions to the workshop.
Attendees should download the latest version of SimVascular from (https://simvascular.github.io/) prior to the start of the workshop.
Alison Marsden, Stanford University
David Parker, Stanford University
Shawn Shadden, UC Berkeley
Nathan Wilson, Open Source Medical Software Corporation