Multiscale Hemodynamic Modeling of the Intrarenal CirculationK. M'rabet Bensalah, J. Czerwinska, D. Uehlinger, R. Kalicki
University of Bern, Faculty of Medicine, Bern, Switzerland
ARTORG Center for Biomedical Egineering Research, Artificial Kidney Research, Bern, Switzerland
University Hospital of Bern, Department of Nephrology and Hypertension, Bern, Switzerland
In silico research is gaining interest in the medical field. Simulating the renal circulation is a very challenging and exciting task due to the high morphological and functional complexity of this system. In numerous renal diseases the underlying pathomechanism as well as the primary and secondary damages, concern the vascular system.
A better understanding of the local hemodynamics will largely contribute to the global knowledge of the underlying diseases. Using the COMSOL multiphysics software, the geometry and hemodynamics of the intrarenal circulation were simulated.