Mice are highly valuable in cardiovascular research since they offer a time-efficient model to study cardiovascular diseases. Researchers at Ghent University compared casts of sacrificed mice with 3D models obtained from live animals.
Finite element analysis can be a very powerful tool for understanding stress distribution on the feet and its implications for comfort. An adequate virtual 3D model is needed to precisely simulate the biomechanical behavior of the human foot.
Virtual tests can shorten the time to market for medical devices. Researchers obtained accurate 3D models of stent geometry from nano/micro-CT images to create realistic computational models for stent research.
The blood flow through the liver is characterized by complicated flow patterns. For a better understanding, the IBiTech team developed a model of the liver microcirculation based on 3D reconstructions aided by software from Materialise.