Diagnosis & Personalized Medicine

Engineering simulation is a proven way to optimize diagnostic equipment. The trend is toward smaller, smarter, more portable and more accurate devices.

Remote continuous monitoring equipment measures, compiles and transmits data that aid in diagnosis. Its electronic features can be virtually tested using ANSYS technology -- such as excessive absorption of electromagnetic waves or interference between signals.

Virtual Fractional Flow Reserve arrow Virtual Fractional Flow Reserve (vFFR), a non-invasive method to evaluate the clinical significance of coronary artery disease which may be used to guide treatment choice.
Courtesy of Paul Morris, Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, UK

Remote devices are sometimes implanted, such as pacemakers, defibrillators and insulin pumps, making safety an overriding concern. Systematic use of simulation early in the product development process optimizes the design to benefit patients and device operation.

Healthcare’s latest development is personalized medicine, which can boost treatment effectiveness. Medical researchers couple ANSYS simulation tools with biomedical imaging to better predict the likely evolution of a disease, then determine the best treatment option.