TBF Awards UCLA Radiologist $50K for Brain Aneurysm Research

Dr. Aichi Chien, an associate professor of radiological sciences in the division of interventional neuroradiology at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, was awarded a $50,000 grant from the Bee Foundation to advance her research on the computational analysis of brain aneurysms.

chenAneurysms are weak spots in the blood vessel that allow blood to pool and balloon outward, further weakening the vessel wall. While less than five percent of aneurysms burst, ruptures can lead to stroke and death.

Dr. Aichi will create a database that records changes in shape, blow flow and other traits to help clinicians predict which aneurysms are high risk and require immediate intervention.

Dr. Aichi Chien’s Peer-Reviewed Publications

1. V Lau, J Sayre,T Qi, A Chien, “Ruptured Aneurysms Tend to Have Prominent Blood Flow Changes at Aneurysm Neck”, Stroke, 2015. (in press)

2. A Chien, Q Yu, D Zosso, “Quantitative Analysis of the Blood Flow Reduction in Brain Aneurysms Treated by Flow Diverter Stents”, Stroke, 2015. (in press)

3. Q Yu,,X Yang, T Cheng, F Liang, A Chien “Measurement of Intracranial Aneurysm Growth”, Stroke, 2015. (in press)

4. M Castro, N Peloc, A Chien, E Goldberg, CM. Putman, JR Cebral, “Aneurysm flow characteristics in realistic carotid artery aneurysm models induced by proximal virtual stenotic plaques: a computational hemodynamics study”. Proc. SPIE, 9417-81, Feb 2015. (in press)

5. A Chien, Q Yi, D Zosso, “Effectiveness of Flow Reduction is Related to Aneurysm Geometry based on Quantitative DSA Flow Analysis in 13 Flow Diverter-treated Aneurysms”, Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology (JVIR), Feb 2015. (in press)

6. W Chang, M Huang, A Chien, “Emerging Techniques for Evaluation of the Hemodynamics of Intracranial Vascular Pathology”, The Neuroradiology Journal. (in press)

7. A Chien, G Duckwiler, F Vinuela, “Blood Flow Characteristics Changes Induced by Flow Diverting Stent in a Large Wide-neck Intracranial Aneurysm”, Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology (JVIR), Jan 2015

8. X Yang, T Cheng, A Chien, “Accurate Vessel Segmentation with Progressive Contrast Enhancement and Canny Refinement”, Proc. of ACCV, P2-07, 2014.

9. A Chien, J Sayre, “Morphologic and Hemodynamic Risk Factors in Ruptured Aneurysms Imaged Before and After Rupture” American Journal of Neuroradiology, 2014.

About The Bee Foundation 

The Bee Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization whose mission is to raise awareness of brain aneurysms and increase funding for innovative research that changes lives. Information on the Foundation and their latest $50,000 award grant recipient can be found at http://www.thebeefoundation.org, or on the Foundation’s Facebook page. Also visit them at Twitter and Instagram.

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