Computer Simulations and How They Help Medical Doctors Make Medical Decisions


The mechanism of brain injury is complex and depending on the given scenario that leads to a traumatic brain injury, different brain regions are affected yielding different sets of possible symptoms. The regions affected cannot be predicted by simply locating the point of impact for the coup injury and the side opposite the area that was hit for the contrecoup injury. The resulting symptoms will also depend on subsequent head rotation, acceleration and deceleration and whether any protective gear was utilized. Computational simulations offer a unique view of what exactly is happening inside a human skull when exposed to external forces.  

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  • Date: 28 Feb 2019
  • Time: 01:00 PM to 02:00 PM
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  • New York Institute of Technology
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  • Starts 04 February 2019 10:49 PM
  • Ends 25 February 2019 05:00 PM
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Milan Toma, PhD of NYIT


Milan Toma, PhD is an assistant professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at NYIT College of Engineering and Computer Sciences.  His areas of expertise include image processing, high-performance computing, computational mechanaics/biomechanics, impact biomechanics, and cardiovascular fluid-structure interaction.