AirPROM: Airway Disease Predicting Outcomes through Patient Specific Computational Modeling
AirPROM (Airway Disease Predicting Outcomes through Patient Specific Computational Modeling) is a five year (2011-2015) European project; it aims to produce computer and physical models of the whole airway system for people with asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Using a model of a patient’s own airway system and simulating its functionality through software could help to improve diagnoses, treatments and outcomes for people suffering from these conditions.
Learn more about the objectives of the project, including how Ansys CFD simulations are helping doctors to understand the transient breathing cycle, taking the motion of the lungs into account — the complete tidal breathing cycle. Discover how predicted results for airway resistance that include lung motion — one of the important clinical indicators for asthma — can be obtained from calculations with static lung geometries.