Christos MANOPOULOS, Anastasios RAPTIS, Christos PLAVOUKOS, Evangelia KRINI, Vasiliki PERIVOLIOTI, Vaia Despoina KARAGEORGOU, Konstantinos MOULAKAKIS, Ioannis KAKISIS, Nikolaos VAXEVANIDIS


The aim of this study was to create a repository consisting of 3D surface models of abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAA) before and after endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR). Computed tomography scans of 14 patients were utilized for this purpose. The workflow involved segmenting and reconstructing the medical images using Mimics software, along with several post-processing steps for surface refinement. The AAA cases encompassed the suprarenal abdominal aorta, including the celiac axis, superior mesenteric artery, and renal arteries, as well as the infrarenal abdominal aorta, including the aortic bifurcation and the common iliac arteries. The collection of patient-specific 3D AAA models will aid in the creation of virtual patient cohorts using statistical shape modeling and machine/deep learning algorithms. These models will help identify correlations between nonstandard morphometrics and clinical events, such as AAA rupture and post-EVAR complications.

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