Faculty Advisor

Phillies, George D.J.

Faculty Advisor

Tang, Dalin

Abstract

This project used in vivo MRI-based computational models of human carotid atherosclerotic plaques to examine the role of mechanical variables in atherosclerotic plaque progression. It documented quantitative data showing correlation of atherosclerotic plaque with structural stress. Further, it developed regression functions for plaque growth in terms of structural stress, arterial wall thickness and plaque history.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

December 2007

Major

Physics

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Physics

Advisor Department

Mathematical Sciences

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