Diagnosis & Personalized Medicine

No matter how easy the doctors on TV make it look, successfully diagnosing a health issue can be difficult.

Geometry is different for each person: tissue, organs, blood and bone are patient specific. Determining how an implant will work in a particular patient requires a thorough examination. 

Recent medical innovations, such as scans and imaging technology, have resulted in less invasive procedures to make exams easier, safer and faster. Still, the complexity of the body poses a multidimensional challenge to medical experts.

Scanner design and laboratory measurements have adopted engineering simulation

Using a combination of imaging techniques, engineering simulation technology and patient-specific data, healthcare professionals will be able to adjust treatment protocols specific to each patient. And, in many cases, the treatment time, along with the number of procedures required to correct the problem, will be reduced, saving patients and healthcare provider’s time and money.

For example, a bone implant that works in one patient may not be the right fit for another. ANSYS software empowers designers to take human variability into account by facilitating the generation of a large number of virtual human bone geometries. Orthopedic companies can then test new designs on a wide range of patients, ensuring a more personalized fit for each person.

Doctors are challenged daily to make quick decisions about diagnoses and treatment. Using ANSYS software import complex biological geometries, model physics interactions and perform automatic design exploration analysis, healthcare professionals will be able to develop the next generation of tools that will give doctors the ability to do their job more efficiently and effectively.