The central objective of the SimBio project activities is the improvement of clinical and
medical practices by the use of numerical simulation for bio-medical problems.
The SimBio simulation environment will provide an innovative enabling
technology for advanced clinical practice and health care. A key feature in the SimBio
project is the possibility to use individual patient data as input
to the modelling and
The SimBio environment will be comprised
of the following components
that are connected via CORBA.
Discrete Representation of the Physical Problem
This includes in the first instance the
generation of the medical scan database For the detailed modelling follows
the generation of a finite element
mesh and the provision of data for tissue modelling.
One of the goals of this project is to establish the use of individual elasticity/conductivity
profiles for each patient in clinical routine.
Numerical Solution System
SimBio-internal parallel finite element solvers and
numerical library routines will be provided, together with an interface to
allow for external (e.g. commercial) codes to interact with the SimBio environment.
The technology for inverse problem solution developed in the project
will be encompassed in this component which will provide a framework for
solver development, based on the use of the numerical solution system.
The simulation of bio-medical data often requires advanced - particularly
accurate or of high resolution - visualisation tools and these will be included in the
visualisation component via both SimBio-internal tools and interfaces to external software.
Standard visualisation requirements are also possible via the interface.