My poster entitled “Porous modelling of cardiac perfusion to optimise targeted drug delivery” won a best poster award at the conference Computing in Cardiology 2019 in Singapore.
On the poster I presented a novel efficient method to track the distribution of nanoparticles or other tracers within the supplying arteries of the heart. Traditionally, tracer distributions are modelled using advection-diffusion kinetics, which is a nonlinear equation and thus incur large computational costs to solve. Our method overcomes this problem by recognising the large differences in blood velocities between larger and smaller arterioles, and capillaries. Using our method a full cardiac cycle can be simulated on a conventional laptop within minutes, opening the door towards simulating full experimental time frames of thirty minutes or longer.