The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has issued a patent on a method of noninvasively quantifying in vivo blood flow and flow-artery interaction in an artery. The innovation was created by Huidan “Whitney” Lu of IUPUI and Chen Lin of the Indiana University School of Medicine.
Recently, a new method to assess in vivo blood flows and quantify fluid-structure interaction in arteries has emerged. There are several formidable challenges to such assessments, including imaging models that are complicated and expensive. It also requires steps that introduce additional time and inaccuracy.
The IU noninvasive approach overcomes these drawbacks, significantly reducing potential risk and other complications associated with previous invasive procedures.
The innovation was disclosed to the IU Innovation and Commercialization Office. The mission of the office is to drive innovation to the market for the benefit of the public, the university and innovators for state, national and global commerce. IU personnel can disclose an invention online.