On December 1st, Antonio Martinez, ESR01 of the MeDiTATe project successfully defended his PhD thesis at the University of Rome “Tor Vergata”.  The title of his work was “Computational Methods for the Analysis of Ascending Aortic Aneurysms”.

Antonio demonstrated how to carry out a patient-specific assessment of the aorta’s condition including an estimation of expected growth. The main novelty of the proposed approach lies in the obtained correlation of the biomarkers with aneurysm growth rate. Additionally, patient specific FSI models were developed, accounting for personalized aortic wall models and calibrated hemodynamics extracted from MRI 4D, which achieved a fidelity level beyond the state of the art.

Congratulations Antonio!🎓