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A Comparative Study of Aortic Wall Stress Using Finite Element Analysis for Ruptured and Non-ruptured Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms*1 (2004)
Journal Article
VENKATASUBRAMANIAM, A., FAGAN, M., MEHTA, T., MYLANKAL, K., RAY, B., KUHAN, G., …MCCOLLUM, P. (2004). A Comparative Study of Aortic Wall Stress Using Finite Element Analysis for Ruptured and Non-ruptured Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms*1. European journal of vascular and endovascular surgery : the official journal of the European Society for Vascular Surgery, 28(2), 168-176. doi:10.1016/S1078-5884(04)00178-9

Background. The decision to repair an asymptomatic abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) is currently based on diameter (greater than or equal to 5.5 cm) alone. However, aneurysms less than 5.5 cm do rupture while some reach greater than 5.5 cm without rup... Read More

Stereo visualization of 3D trabecular bone structures produced by bone remodelling simulation (2003)
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Phillips, R., Grunchec, J. A., Ward, J. W., Fagan, M. J., Dobson, C. A., Langton, C. M., & Sisias, G. (2003). Stereo visualization of 3D trabecular bone structures produced by bone remodelling simulation. Studies in health technology and informatics, 94, 258-264. https://doi.org/10.3233/978-1-60750-938-7-258

Adult human bone is constantly being renewed by a process known as remodelling. For cancellous bone this renewal process occurs at the interface between bone and marrow where bone is depleted by osteoclasts and rebuilt by osteoblasts. This remodellin... Read More

Patient-specific spine models. Part 1: Finite element analysis of the lumbar intervertebral disc—a material sensitivity study (2002)
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Fagan, M. J., Julian, S., Siddall, D. J., & Mohsen, A. M. (2002). Patient-specific spine models. Part 1: Finite element analysis of the lumbar intervertebral disc—a material sensitivity study. Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part H: Journal of Engineering in Medicine, 216(5), 299-314. https://doi.org/10.1243/09544110260216577

If patient-specific finite element models of the spine could be developed, they would offer enormous opportunities in the diagnosis and management of back problems. Several generic models have been developed in the past, but there has been very littl... Read More

Algorithms for accurate rapid prototyping replication of cancellous bone voxel maps (2002)
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Sisias, G., Phillips, R., Dobson, C., Fagan, M., & Langton, C. (2002). Algorithms for accurate rapid prototyping replication of cancellous bone voxel maps. Rapid Prototyping Journal, 8(1), 6-24. https://doi.org/10.1108/13552540210413266

A set of algorithms has been developed and evaluated for 3D and 21/2D rapid prototyping replication of 3D reconstructions of cancellous bone samples. The algorithms replicate a voxel map without any loss of fidelity, so as to increase the validity of... Read More

Smoothing of pixelated finite element models of cancellous bone structures and the effect on the predicted structural properties of the bone (2002)
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Dobson, C. A., Sisias, G., Phillips, R., Langton, C. M., & Fagan, M. J. (2002). Smoothing of pixelated finite element models of cancellous bone structures and the effect on the predicted structural properties of the bone. Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part H: Journal of Engineering in Medicine, 216(2), 145-149. https://doi.org/10.1243/0954411021536360

Many areas of biomedical engineering involve the modelling of biological systems, often using data from medical scanning techniques such as computed microtomography (μCT), and the prediction of the mechanical properties of these systems via finite el... Read More

Development of an artificial intervertebral disc for laboratory test spine (2001)
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Fagan, M., Gillespie, P., Julian, S., Siddall, D., & Mohsen, A. (2001). Development of an artificial intervertebral disc for laboratory test spine. Journal of biomechanics, 34(Supplement 1), S59 - S60. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0021-9290%2801%2900129-4

A patient-specific finite element model of the spine is currently beingdeveloped to aid the surgeon in the diagnosis and clinical managementof spinal conditions1. To validate the application of the computermodel, a laboratory validation spine is bein... Read More

Stochastically simulated assessment of anabolic treatment following varying degrees of cancellous bone resorption (2000)
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Langton, C., Haire, T., Ganney, P., Dobson, C., Fagan, M., Sisias, G., & Phillips, R. (2000). Stochastically simulated assessment of anabolic treatment following varying degrees of cancellous bone resorption. Bone, 27(1), 111-118. https://doi.org/10.1016/s8756-3282%2800%2900290-8

The aim of this study was to investigate the recovery in cancellous bone stiffness resulting from anabolic treatment following varying degrees of resorption, using a stochastic simulation applied to a simplistic structure consisting of five vertical... Read More