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Computer-generated 3D representations of the aorta: a new tool in the management of aortic aneurysm patients.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  8184389     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
In order to facilitate care of patients with thoracic aortic aneurysms, we have developed a computer program which allows three dimensional (3D) reconstructions of the aorta from serial sections of CT scans. Each completed study, which can be displayed on a single data sheet, provides a 3D drawing of the aorta, the diameter of each aortic slice, the volume of each aortic segment, the total volume and surface area of the aorta, and a quantity we have called the tortuosity index. The method enables appreciation of transverse as well as longitudinal increases in aneurysm size, and eccentricities in aortic pathology can easily be recognized. The data are stored on floppy discs: this allows a second program to provide comparisons of the important findings from multiple and long-term serial CT studies.
O E Dapunt; R A de Asla; E B Griepp; P S Midulla; R B Griepp
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Thoracic and cardiovascular surgeon     Volume:  42     ISSN:  0171-6425     ISO Abbreviation:  Thorac Cardiovasc Surg     Publication Date:  1994 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1994-06-15     Completed Date:  1994-06-15     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7903387     Medline TA:  Thorac Cardiovasc Surg     Country:  GERMANY    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  25-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York, NY.
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MeSH Terms
Aorta / pathology*
Aortic Aneurysm, Thoracic / pathology*
Computer Simulation
Tomography, X-Ray Computed

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