I still have questions about post-processing of brain vessel models:
1.) Is it more advantageous to use first the smoothing function for post-processing the vessel models in order to improve the vessel lumen and thus the flow rate?
Or it is better to add the vessel wall (hollow) first and then to process the vessel with the smoothing function
2.) Which smoothing function is recommended for very small (brain) vessels?
3.)Can you recommend other post-processing tools?
4.)In my patient-specific vessel model, only the “trunk” and the main branches are important for the later training model.
Is there an elegant way to remove the small branches? I mostly use the ‘’ scissors ‘’ function which is very time consuming and cumbersome. In addition, it is hardly reproducible.
With best regards