HOME >> MEDICINE >> NEWS
Computer model being developed at Stanford may help surgeons better predict patient outcomes

STANFORD, Calif. - People are as different on the inside as they are on the outside, making it difficult to predict how an individual will respond to a surgical intervention without resorting to statistics and educated guesses. Charles Taylor, PhD, assistant professor of mechanical engineering and of surgery at Stanford University, is using his engineering expertise to try to take the guesswork out of predicting surgical outcomes.

For the last decade, Taylor has been taking the detailed information of diagnostic imaging tools like MRI and CT scans and using it to form the basis of computer modeling programs that can help foresee the results of medical interventions.

On Feb. 21 at the annual meeting for the American Association for the Advancement of Science in Washington, D.C., Taylor will present his latest accomplishment: factoring in the flexibility of veins and arteries to his model of the cardiovascular system. The realistic response of blood vessels adds more predictive ability to earlier versions of his simulation, which assumed rigid vessel walls for simplicity.

"The physics of blood flow is so complicated that it is impossible to guess what will happen during a surgery," Taylor said.

Medical professionals now have access to powerful tools for acquiring and visualizing data, Taylor noted. "It is incredible what we can see, but what we need to be able to do to make a good decision is to project into the future," he said.

In other words, he said, "the diagnostic data tells us what is there, but we need to know the answers to the 'what if' questions." These questions include, "What if it is better to do nothing?" And, "What if the patient got a little better but there might have been something else that could have made him or her a lot better?"

Taylor's computer model incorporates imaging data into a Web-based tool that includes 3-D views and surgical sketchpads. Millions of complex equations inv
'"/>

Contact: Mitzi Baker
mitzibaker@stanford.edu
650-725-2106
Stanford University Medical Center
21-Feb-2005


Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Computerized order entry systems can increase risk of medication errors
2. Computer memory, MRI technology benefit from student research at UH
3. Computer program helps doctors diagnose lung cancer
4. Computer simulation shows how fibrils form
5. Computer reads heart condition from X-ray images
6. Computer assisted standing orders improve adult immunization rates
7. Computerized orders effective in increasing administration of influenza and pneumococcal vaccines
8. Computer system makes chain of health care stronger, safer
9. Computer prescribing systems risk patient safety
10. Computerized prescriber order entry systems may have limited impact on patient harm
11. Computer modeling fibrillation in the canine heart

Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:2/19/2020)... ... February 19, 2020 , ... SafiraMD Medical Aesthetics & ... CoolSculpting®, the world’s most popular non-invasive fat reduction treatment. Their CoolEvent will be ... Village Center in Alpharetta, Georgia. The CoolEvent will feature live demonstrations, exclusive discounts, ...
(Date:2/16/2020)... ... 2020 , ... Canadian digital healthcare portal Ask The Doctor has ... about the Coronavirus. , "It is our duty and it is our responsibility to ... said Prakash Chand, CEO of Ask The Doctor. , Doctors and nurses around the ...
(Date:2/15/2020)... ... 14, 2020 , ... Sister companies, Special Learning Inc. and ABA Business Growth, ... The series explores the challenges, risks, and opportunities of private equity investment and acquisition ... 2020 at: https://bit.ly/2OU6lxg , Since 2010, more than 60 private equity ...
(Date:2/14/2020)... BOLINGBROOK, Ill. (PRWEB) , ... February 14, 2020 ... ... recent guide: An Overview of Chiropractic Care During Pregnancy. The guide breaks down ... chiropractor. , According to ScripHessco, “Receiving chiropractic care during pregnancy is quite beneficial ...
(Date:2/14/2020)... ... February 14, 2020 , ... Cloudticity announced today ... the company’s support for healthcare organizations using Amazon Web Services (AWS). , “Our ... or experience to do so,” explained Cloudticity Founder & CEO, Gerry Miller. “In ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:2/20/2020)... (PRWEB) , ... February 20, 2020 , ... ... as a full-service provider of compassionate, in-home senior care from trained and knowledgeable ... taken a highly personalized approach to meeting every client’s unique needs, preferences and ...
(Date:2/20/2020)... ... 2020 , ... NeoTract, a wholly owned subsidiary of Teleflex ... announced that Jayant Uberoi, MD, Chesapeake Urology in Baltimore MD, has been designated ... achieved a high level of training and experience with the UroLift® System and ...
(Date:2/20/2020)... ... February 20, 2020 , ... ... program modernization, has been selected to perform Independent Verification and Validation (IV&V) ... Health Insurance Exchange and Integrated Eligibility System (HIX/IES) project. , EOHHS, along ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:
Cached News: