Fabrication of Vascular Replicas From Magnetic Resonance Images

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M. H. Friedman, B. D. Kuban

Biomedical Engineering Center, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH 43210

P. Schmalbrock

Departments of Radiology and Mechanical Engineering, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH 43210

K. Smith, T. Altan

Department of Mechanical Engineering, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH 43210

J Biomech Eng 117(3), 364-366 (Aug 01, 1995) (3 pages) doi:10.1115/1.2794193 History: Received November 17, 1993; Revised August 09, 1994; Online October 30, 2007


Image processing and Computer Numerical Controlled (CNC) machining techniques have been used to prepare a larger-than-life investment cast of an aortic bifurcation from magnetic resonance images of a replica of the vessel. The technique will facilitate experimental studies of vascular fluid dynamics and permit the in vitro reproduction of flows in living subjects.

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