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Graphical and stereolithographic models of the developing human heart lumen

Pentecost, J. O. and Sahn, D. J. and Thornburg, B. L. and Gharib, M. and Baptista, A. and Thornburg, K. L. (2001) Graphical and stereolithographic models of the developing human heart lumen. Computerized Medical Imaging and Graphics, 25 (6). pp. 459-463. ISSN 0895-6111. doi:10.1016/S0895-6111(01)00020-9.

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Scaled physical models can be useful in analyzing stage-specific hemodynamics in the embryonic human heart to address correlations between early physical stressors and myocardial wall responses. We generated models of the cardiac blood space from reconstructions of four digitized human embryo images from Carnegie Collection at the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology. From physical scale models manufactured by stereolithography, compliant sleeves can be created for flow dynamics studies. This novel use of Carnegie collection images and graphical modeling software provides tools for broadening our understanding of normal and aberrant heart formation.

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Additional Information:© 2001 Elsevier Science Ltd. Received 18 July 2000; accepted 19 April 2001. This project was funded by a grant from The Children's Heart Foundation, Chicago.
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Subject Keywords:Embryo; Heart; Cardiogenesis; 3D modeling; Graphical models; Human; CFD
Issue or Number:6
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Official Citation:J.O. Pentecost, D.J. Sahn, B.L. Thornburg, M. Gharib, A. Baptista, K.L. Thornburg, Graphical and stereolithographic models of the developing human heart lumen, Computerized Medical Imaging and Graphics, Volume 25, Issue 6, November–December 2001, Pages 459-463, ISSN 0895-6111, (
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Deposited By: Tony Diaz
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