Centre for Advanced Biomedical Imaging



What: Simulated water diffusion and flow in a computer-generated tissue substrate.

Size: Roughly 0.5mm x 0.5mm x 0.5mm.

Image: Simulated restricted and free diffusion of water in an in-silico model of packed spherical ‘cells’ along with simulated flow in a randomly-generated vascular network.

Use: A Monte-Carlo model of water diffusion in tissue can be used to generate simulated DW-MRI data, allowing us to gain a better understanding of the relationship between the microstructural properties of tumour tissue and the parameters calculated from imaging data.

Who: Ben Jordan, Dr Thomas Roberts, Dr Simon Walker-Samuel.


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