Mar. 25, 2009 to Mar. 27, 2009
DOI Bookmark: http://doi.ieeecomputersociety.org/10.1109/UKSIM.2009.70
We present 3-D FLUENT simulation modelling of the GP’ Mechanical Thrombectomy Device (MTD) used with a modified funnel structure. Comparisons are made of the results obtained from this modelling with actual measurements made in an in-vitro model of the ‘GP’ MTD with an end mounted funnel structure used in experiments. There was good agreement between the theoretical modelling and the in-vitro measurements. Such a device (with its end mounted funnel structure) may be used to remove older blood clots in arteries. We conclude that the 3-D FLUENT modelling is useful in predicting the performance of such a funnelled device, prior to actual construction of the finalised design.
Mechanical Thrombectomy device, Blood clots, GP Device
G. Pearce, F. Jaegle, L. Gwatkin, J. Wong, N. Perkinson, J. Spence, "An Investigation of Fluid Flow through a Modified Design for the 'GP' Device", UKSIM, 2009, Computer Modeling and Simulation, International Conference on, Computer Modeling and Simulation, International Conference on 2009, pp. 191-195, doi:10.1109/UKSIM.2009.70