Date of Award

6-2016

Degree Name

MS in Biomedical Engineering

Department

Biomedical and General Engineering

Advisor

David Clague

Abstract

Iliac artery aneurysms are considered rare and difficult to detect and treat. Prompt diagnosis and timely intervention are essential, because the incidence of rupture is as high as 50%. The reported mortality rate for patients who undergo surgery for ruptured iliac artery aneurysm ranges from 50% to 70%. This study developed an in-vitro mechanical model of an iliac artery aneurysm to verify the accuracy of computer simulation software. Both the in vitro model and the in silico model can be used for further research to develop better treatment technology. This study also looks at the different types of iliac artery aneurysms, risk factors that contribute to the development of an iliac artery aneurysms, and current treatment options.

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