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Manipulation of volume data to manufacture vascular replicas.

TitleManipulation of volume data to manufacture vascular replicas.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2004
AuthorsBailey, M. J., K. Knox, C. Kerber, S. A. Singel, and S. G. Imbesi
JournalStudies in health technology and informatics
Date Published2004
KeywordsCalifornia, carotid arteries, humans, models, anatomic, tomography, X-Ray computed

There are three reasons to create physical replicas of human anatomy: (1) to be able to better visualize the shape of a single organ, or a section of anatomy; (2) to be able to visualize the spatial relationships in three-dimensions; and (3) to use accurate replicas to practice or rehearse otherwise high-risk clinical procedures in the laboratory. This paper describes a project to fabricate a carotid artery. It discusses the gathering of data, the conversion to a volume, and the subsequent conversion to a manufacturable form.

Alternate JournalStud Health Technol Inform
PubMed ID15544234