Patient-specific blood flow simulations may provide insight into disease progression, treatment options, and medical device design that would be difficult or impossible to obtain experimentally. However, publicly available image data and computer models for researchers and device designers are extremely limited. The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute sponsored Open Source Medical Software Corporation (contract nos. HHSN268200800008C and HHSN268201100035C) and its university collaborators to build a repository (www.vascularmodel.org) including realistic, image-based anatomic models and related hemodynamic simulation results to address this unmet need.
The Vascular Model Repository: A Public Resource of Medical Imaging Data and Blood Flow Simulation Results
Manuscript received September 27, 2013; final manuscript received November 7, 2013; published online December 5, 2013. Assoc. Editor: Dawn Bardot.
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Wilson, N. M., Ortiz, A. K., and Johnson, A. B. (December 5, 2013). "The Vascular Model Repository: A Public Resource of Medical Imaging Data and Blood Flow Simulation Results." ASME. J. Med. Devices. December 2013; 7(4): 040923. https://doi.org/10.1115/1.4025983
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