Citation: Hagenah , J , Scharfschwerdt , M , Metzner , C , Schlaefer , A , Sievers , H H & Schweikard , A 2014 , ' An approach for patient specific modeling of the aortic valve leaflets ' BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING-BIOMEDIZINISCHE TECHNIK , vol 59 , no. s1 , pp. 83-86 .
Planning or aortic valve reconstruction requires a model of the patient specific aortic root geometry. Ome imaging modality to get information about this individual geometry is transesophageal ultrasound (TEE). We identified geometric parameters which are extractable from the ultrasound images and which define basic functional properties of the valve. Furthermore, we present an approach to create a patient specific surface model of the aortic valve leaflets based on these parameters. Our results indicate that it is possible to model a patient specific aortic valve leaflet based on four points which can be extracted from TEE images