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Construction of a Physical Model of the Human Carotid Artery Based Upon In Vivo Magnetic Resonance Images

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R. V. Yedavalli

College of Medicine, The University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL 60607

F. Loth

Department of Mechanical Engineering and Department of Bioengineering, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL 60607

A. Yardimci

Advanced Engineering Design Center, Baxter International, Round Lake, IL 60073

W. F. Pritchard

Food and Drug Administration, Rockville, MD 20852

J. N. Oshinski

Department of Radiology and Biomedical Engineering, Emory University, Atlanta, GA 30322

L. Sadler

Visible Productions, Inc., Fort Collins, CO 80524Department of Neurosurgey, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL 60612

F. Charbel

Department of Neurosurgery, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL 60612

N. Alperin

Department of Radiology and Department of Bioengineering, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL 60612

J Biomech Eng 123(4), 372-376 (May 11, 1999) (5 pages) doi:10.1115/1.1385845 History: Received May 11, 1999; Received February 07, 2001
Copyright © 2001 by ASME
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MR images of: (A) the common carotid artery approximately one diameter proximal of the bifurcation; (B, C, D, E) four sequential slices near the bifurcation; (F) the internal and external carotid arteries at approximately two common carotid diameters distal to the bifurcation
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Two-dimensional projection of a three-dimensional reconstruction from MR cross-sectional images from perpendicular perspectives
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Contours generated from MR cross section before (A) and after (B) smoothing technique
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Two-dimensional projection views generated from the contours before (A) and after (B) smoothing technique
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RP model of the human carotid bifurcation based on MR images
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Final Sylgard flow model of the human carotid bifurcation
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Dye injection flow visualization inside the Sylgard flow model under steady flow conditions. This image demonstrates the transparent nature of the model when perfused with a fluid of the same index of refraction (n=1.41).

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