SimVascular User Profile: Charles Taylor, PhD
Charles A. Taylor, PhD, associate professor of bioengineering at Stanford University, is PI for the cardiovascular dynamics project within Simbios.
Cardiovascular disease is a primary source of morbidity and mortality in the United States and the world. Fundamental to understanding the mechanisms of this disease, and for formulating strategies for treatment, is the ability to simulate both the normal cardiovascular system as well as the system in disease. SimVascular is an environment for fluid dynamic simulations that provides advanced modeling capabilities and allows users to move from clinical images (CT and MRI) of the vascular system to 3-D static models and then on to dynamic models of circulation. These models are notable because they are among the first to produce quantitatively accurate measures of pressure and flow for the human vascular system. SimVascular is now available to scientists and clinicians around the world.