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Pneumothorax influenced 3D lung deformations.
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PMID:  16404104     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
In this paper we propose a method to simulate morphological changes caused by both closed and tension pneumothorax. We consider a clinical parameter, the pneumothorax-index (i.e., the degree of lung collapse), as the input to the simulation. Specifically, such an index constitutes a key parameter to the computation of the changes in size and shape of the affected lung. Once the index is obtained, the increase in ventilation rate and the change in the pressure-volume relationship of the affected lung are then computed. For tension pneumothorax, the air continuously flows into the pleural cavity and thus every exhalation is followed by the changes seen for a closed pneumothorax, until the affected lung collapses. The subsequent closure of pulmonary veins and resulting hyper expansion of the apposing lung is also presented. Results show a real-time visualization of closed and tension pneumothorax using a high-resolution 3D model obtained from a normal human subject.
Anand P Santhanam; Cali M Fidopiastis; Jay Anton; Jannick P Rolland
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Studies in health technology and informatics     Volume:  119     ISSN:  0926-9630     ISO Abbreviation:  Stud Health Technol Inform     Publication Date:  2006  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-01-11     Completed Date:  2006-04-17     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9214582     Medline TA:  Stud Health Technol Inform     Country:  Netherlands    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  480-5     Citation Subset:  T    
School of Computer Science, University of Central Florida, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Computer Simulation*
Imaging, Three-Dimensional*
Lung Compliance
Pneumothorax / pathology*
United States

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