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Funded Project Details - FY2023

Project Number:

Title: Advanced MRI Evaluation of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms
Principal Investigator:

Dimitrios Mitsouras

Location: San Francisco, CA
Congressional District Code: 12
Research Service: Clinical Science R&D
Project Period: July 2021 - June 2025
FY 2023 Funding Amount: $307,651
Total Award Amount
(all years):
Abstract: View full abstract and other project information on NIH RePORTER


Abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAA) are common and can be life-threatening if they progress to rupture. They have been reported in up to 8% of older men and account for over 15,000 deaths per year. Basic vessel dimensions are currently the primary imaging measurement used clinically to risk-stratify patients. But there is more to the story than dimensions. Wall stress estimated with computational biomechanical modeling may better predict growth and rupture than diameters. Furthermore, AAA growth is...

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