## Martin BerzinsParallel ComputingGPUs |
## Mike KirbyFinite Element MethodsUncertainty Quantification GPUs |
## Valerio PascucciScientific Data Management |
## Chris JohnsonProblem Solving Environments |

## Ross WhitakerGPUs |
## Chuck HansenGPUs |

Finite element modeling of subcutaneous implantable defibrillator electrodes in an adult torsoM. Jolley, J. Stinstra, J. Tate, S. Pieper, R.S. Macleod, L. Chu, P. Wang, J.K. Triedman. In Heart Rhythm, Vol. 7, No. 5, pp. 692--698. May, 2010. DOI: 10.1016/j.hrthm.2010.01.030 PubMed ID: 20230927 PubMed Central ID: PMC3103844
OBJECTIVE:We used image-based finite element models (FEM) to predict the myocardial electric field generated during defibrillation shocks (pseudo-DFT) in a wide variety of reported and innovative subcutaneous electrode positions to determine factors affecting optimal lead positions for subcutaneous implantable cardioverter-defibrillators (S-ICD). METHODS:An image-based FEM of an adult man was used to predict pseudo-DFTs across a wide range of technically feasible S-ICD electrode placements. Generator location, lead location, length, geometry and orientation, and spatial relation of electrodes to ventricular mass were systematically varied. Best electrode configurations were determined, and spatial factors contributing to low pseudo-DFTs were identified using regression and general linear models. RESULTS:A total of 122 single-electrode/array configurations and 28 dual-electrode configurations were simulated. Pseudo-DFTs for single-electrode orientations ranged from 0.60 to 16.0 (mean 2.65 +/- 2.48) times that predicted for the base case, an anterior-posterior configuration recently tested clinically. A total of 32 of 150 tested configurations (21%) had pseudo-DFT ratios /=1, indicating the possibility of multiple novel, efficient, and clinically relevant orientations. Favorable alignment of lead-generator vector with ventricular myocardium and increased lead length were the most important factors correlated with pseudo-DFT, accounting for 70% of the predicted variation (R(2) = 0.70, each factor P < .05) in a combined general linear modl in which parameter estimates were calculated for each factor. CONCLUSION:Further exploration of novel and efficient electrode configurations may be of value in the development of the S-ICD technologies and implant procedure. FEM modeling suggests that the choice of configurations that maximize shock vector alignment with the center of myocardial mass and use of longer leads is more likely to result in lower DFT. |

Quantifying Variability in Radiation Dose Due to Respiratory-Induced Tumor MotionS.E. Geneser, J.D. Hinkle, R.M. Kirby, Brian Wang, B. Salter, S. Joshi. In Medical Image Analysis, Vol. 15, No. 4, pp. 640--649. 2010. DOI: 10.1016/j.media.2010.07.003 |

Towards the Development on an h-p-Refinement Strategy Based Upon Error Estimate SensitivityP.K. Jimack, R.M. Kirby. In Computers and Fluids, Vol. 46, No. 1, pp. 277--281. 2010. DOI: 10.1016/j.compfluid.2010.08.003 The use of (a posteriori) error estimates is a fundamental tool in the application of adaptive numerical methods across a range of fluid flow problems. Such estimates are incomplete however, in that they do not necessarily indicate where to refine in order to achieve the most impact on the error, nor what type of refinement (for example h-refinement or p-refinement) will be best. This paper extends preliminary work of the authors (Comm Comp Phys, 2010;7:631–8), which uses adjoint-based sensitivity estimates in order to address these questions, to include application with p-refinement to arbitrary order and the use of practical a posteriori estimates. Results are presented which demonstrate that the proposed approach can guide both the h-refinement and the p-refinement processes, to yield improvements in the adaptive strategy compared to the use of more orthodox criteria. |

Incorporating patient breathing variability into a stochastic model of dose deposition for stereotactic body radiation therapyS.E. Geneser, R.M. Kirby, Brian Wang, B. Salter, S. Joshi. In Information Processing in Medical Imaging, Lecture Notes in Computer Science LNCS, Vol. 5636, pp. 688--700. 2009. PubMed ID: 19694304 |

A Framework for Exploring Numerical Solutions of Advection Reaction Diffusion Equations using a GPU Based ApproachA.R. Sanderson, M.D. Meyer, R.M. Kirby, C.R. Johnson. In Journal of Computing and Visualization in Science, Vol. 12, pp. 155--170. 2009. DOI: 10.1007/s00791-008-0086-0 |

Hexahedral Mesh Generation for Biomedical Models in SCIRunJ.F. Shepherd, C.R. Johnson. In Engineering with Computers, Vol. 25, No. 1, pp. 97--114. 2009. |

The SCIJump Framework for Parallel and Distributed Scientific ComputingS.G. Parker, K. Damevski, A. Khan, A. Swaminathan, C.R. Johnson. In Advanced Computational Infrastructures for Parallel and Distributed Adaptive Applications, Edited by Manish Parashar and Xiaolin Li and Sumir Chandra, Wiley-Blackwell, pp. 149--170. 2009. DOI: 10.1002/9780470558027.ch9 |

A Meshing Pipeline for Biomedical ModelsM. Callahan, M.J. Cole, J.F. Shepherd, J.G. Stinstra, C.R. Johnson. In Engineering with Computers, Vol. 25, No. 1, SpringerLink, pp. 115-130. 2009. DOI: 10.1007/s00366-008-0106-1 |