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Modeling of the Artery Tree in the Human Upper Extremity and Numerical Simulation of Blood Flow in the Artery Tree
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Modeling of the Artery Tree in the Human Upper Extremity and Numerical Simulation of Blood Flow in the Artery Tree
Kim, Keewon; Kim, Jaeuk U.; Beak, Hyun Man; Kim, Sung Kyun;
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Since arterial disease in the upper extremity is less common than that in the lower extremity, experimental and numerical investigations related to upper extremity have been rarely performed. We created a three-dimensional model of the arteries, larger than approximately 1 mm, in a Korean adult's left hand (from brachial to digital arteries), from 3T magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) data. For the first time, a three-dimensional computational fluid dynamic method was employed to investigate blood flow velocity, blood pressure variation, and wall shear stress (WSS) on this complicated artery system. Investigations were done on physiological blood flows near the branches of radial and deep palmar arch arteries, and ulnar and superficial palmar arch arteries. The flow is assumed to be laminar and the fluid is assumed to be Newtonian, with density and viscosity properties of plasma.
Upper Extremity Artery Tree;Numerical Simulation;MRA;Wall Shear Stress;
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