Sketching 2D Vessels and Vascular Diseases with Integrated Blood Flow

Patrick Saalfeld, Alexandra Baer, Uta Preim, Bernhard Preim, Kai Lawonn


In this paper, we present a sketch-based interface, which allows medical doctors to illustrate different vascular diseases and treatment methods as well as fluid behavior. With this sketching interface, we provide the physician with an effective tool to illustrate different medical cases, which is important in the complex field of vascular diseases with respect to patient education. We use techniques from sketch-based interfaces and GPU-based computational fluid dynamics by considering usability aspects. We provide a concept and a prototypical implementation whose usability is tested with quantitative and qualitative methods. Additionally, we interviewed a physician to assess the benefits of the tool with respect to patient education.


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Paper Citation

in Harvard Style

Saalfeld P., Baer A., Preim U., Preim B. and Lawonn K. (2015). Sketching 2D Vessels and Vascular Diseases with Integrated Blood Flow . In Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Computer Graphics Theory and Applications - Volume 1: GRAPP, (VISIGRAPP 2015) ISBN 978-989-758-087-1, pages 379-390. DOI: 10.5220/0005196203790390

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author={Patrick Saalfeld and Alexandra Baer and Uta Preim and Bernhard Preim and Kai Lawonn},
title={Sketching 2D Vessels and Vascular Diseases with Integrated Blood Flow},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Computer Graphics Theory and Applications - Volume 1: GRAPP, (VISIGRAPP 2015)},

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JO - Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Computer Graphics Theory and Applications - Volume 1: GRAPP, (VISIGRAPP 2015)
TI - Sketching 2D Vessels and Vascular Diseases with Integrated Blood Flow
SN - 978-989-758-087-1
AU - Saalfeld P.
AU - Baer A.
AU - Preim U.
AU - Preim B.
AU - Lawonn K.
PY - 2015
SP - 379
EP - 390
DO - 10.5220/0005196203790390