Computer Simulation of Contrast Agent Injection in Coronary Angiography

  • Donghak KIM
  • Irina Gotsiridze
  • Zviad Gurtskaia


Coronary angiography is a relatively safe invasive procedure for coronary anatomy and
pathology. In this paper, a simulation of contrast injection in coronary angiography is
presented with focuses on visualization of coronary arteries and animation of contrast
agent flow after contrast agent injection. This simulation is designed and implemented
in Python programming environment. This simplified coronary angiography graphic
simulator can be used for training medical students to analyze correctly and effectively
images from coronary angiography.