International Journal of Medical, Health, Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Engineering

Houman Tamaddon, Mehrdad Behnia, Masud Behnia

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Abstract

An accurate study of blood flow is associated with an accurate vascular pattern and geometrical properties of the organ of interest. Due to the complexity of vascular networks and poor accessibility in vivo, it is challenging to reconstruct the entire vasculature of any organ experimentally. The objective of this study is to introduce an innovative approach for the reconstruction of a full vascular tree from available morphometric data. Our method consists of implementing morphometric data on those parts of the vascular tree that are smaller than the resolution of medical imaging methods. This technique reconstructs the entire arterial tree down to the capillaries. Vessels greater than 2 mm are obtained from direct volume and surface analysis using contrast enhanced computed tomography (CT). Vessels smaller than 2mm are reconstructed from available morphometric and distensibility data and rearranged by applying Murray’s Laws.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)320 - 328
JournalInternational Journal of Medical, Health, Biomedical, Bioengineering and Pharmaceutical Engineering
Volume8
Issue number6
StatePublished - 2014

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