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In vitro, nonrigid model of aortic arch aneurysm.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  18503908     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
PURPOSE: To develop and validate a controlled patient-derived process for producing an in vitro, nonrigid model of aortic arch aneurysm. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A three-dimensional magnetic resonance (MR) angiogram derived from a patient with an aortic arch aneurysm was segmented by using a homemade software package, meshed and converted to Standard Tessellation Language (STL) file format. The authors transferred this format to a stereolithography machine to produce a replica of the entire aorta, including the arch aneurysm and supraaortic arteries, by pouring silicone rubber. RESULTS: A sturdy, life-size, soft, transparent plastic cast, accurately reproducing both the internal and external anatomy of the aortic aneurysm, was produced in less than 1 week. Comparison between the STL file format of MR angiographic images of both the patient's aorta and model enabled validation of the reliability of the manufacturing process. CONCLUSIONS: The combination of easy segmentation and conversion to the STL file format with stereolithography techniques enabled a realistic, life-size, silicone vascular phantom to be created from a live patient imaging dataset.
Abdulrazzaq Sulaiman; Charlotte Roty; Jean Michel Serfaty; Cherif Attia; Laurent Huet; Philippe Douek
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Publication Detail:
Type:  In Vitro; Journal Article     Date:  2008-03-24
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of vascular and interventional radiology : JVIR     Volume:  19     ISSN:  1051-0443     ISO Abbreviation:  J Vasc Interv Radiol     Publication Date:  2008 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-05-27     Completed Date:  2008-10-21     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9203369     Medline TA:  J Vasc Interv Radiol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  919-24     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Cardiovascular Radiology, Cardiovascular Hospital (Louis Pradel), CREATIS, UMR 5515, U630 INSERM, 69394 Lyon Cedex 03, France.
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MeSH Terms
Aortic Aneurysm, Thoracic / diagnosis*,  surgery
Computer-Aided Design
Magnetic Resonance Angiography*
Middle Aged
Models, Anatomic*
Phantoms, Imaging*
Silicone Elastomers
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Silicone Elastomers

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