Software for Vascular Surgery Planning and

Rupture Prediction of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm

Treatment of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA) is a challenge in vascular surgery. Latest methods used for treatment requires implantation of stent graft - particular synthetic blood vessel (graft) combined with armature (stent). Safe implantation necessitates accurate planning since this procedure is performed without direct contact of surgeon and blood vessels but rather from remote site, under fluoroscopic monitoring (Xrays). For these purposes dedicated software is developed PlannerVasc. It provides physician with interactive tools capable of enclosing particular anatomy to surgeon and allowing simulation of the orthogonal views on the aortic cross section. Software has other tools facilitating the process of planning.

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Generated central line for stretching the DICOM images                    Intraluminal view of aorta


  • 3D geometry reconstruction from patients
  • Computational fluid dynamics simulation
  • Systemic pressure
  • Wall deformation, material wall property from images
  • Risk analysis for wall rupture, biomechanical analysis

Planner Vasc Screenshots


Central Line - Generated central line by user required for stretching the DICOM image stack


Intraluminal view – Camera following previously generated central line allowing user to have intraluminal view of aorta


Angulation tool – Measuring angulation of aorta neck and other aorta regions


Diameters and Lengths – Measuring diameters of AAA on perpendicular view and different lengths on stretched aorta on Stretch view


DICOM Preview – Tool for automatic searching and listing the DICOM stacks in supplied folder and previewing before loading in the main view of Planner Vasc