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3-Dimensional Reconstructions of the Human Coronary Artery System Using Contrast Computed Tomography of Perfusion-Fixed Specimens

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Paul A. Iaizzo

Departments of Biomedical Engineering,
Surgery, and Physiology,
Institute of Engineering in Medicine,
University of Minnesota

Manuscript received March 14, 2013; final manuscript received April 24, 2013; published online May 30, 2013. Editor: Arthur G. Erdman.

J. Med. Devices 7(2), 020901 (May 30, 2013) (2 pages) Paper No: MED-13-1026; doi: 10.1115/1.4024308 History: Received March 14, 2013; Revised April 24, 2013

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BogaertJ., Dymarkowski, S., and TaylorA. M., 2005, “Clinical Cardiac MRI,” Springer Berlin Heidelberg, New York, Chap 14.


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Fig. 1

The major coronary arteries

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Fig. 2

Three coronary arterial models with varying disease states. The red indicates coronary arteries from a heart with no history of cardiac disease, the brown indicates a reported history of coronary artery disease, and the pink indicates a reported history of hypertension. The models are presented in multiple views: (A) anterior view, (B) superior view, (C) right view, and (D) left view.

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Fig. 3

Boxplots of the arc length, tortuousity, and ostial short axis diameter for 27 human hearts.



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