Physiologic Waveforms

Abdominal Aorta & Renal Arteries

This data contains realistic physiologic waveforms for the renal flow and the infra-renal aortic flow, as well as for the abdominal aortic pressure. Two physiological conditions are included: resting and light exercise. The data represents a normal adult, and is based on simulations which use realistic aortic flows and renal/iliac outlet impedances.
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Reference: Kung E, Les AS, Medina F, Wicker RB, McConnell MV, Taylor CA, “In vitro validation of finite-element model of AAA hemodynamics incorporating realistic outlet boundary conditions.” J Biomech Eng. 133(4):041003 (2011)

Fontan Exercise

This dataset contains simulated physiologic flow, pressure, and volume information at various anatomical locations for two example Fontan patients at rest and at 5 graded levels of exercise.
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Reference: Kung E, Pennati G, Migliavacca F, Hsia TY, Marsden A, Giardini A, MOCHA Investigators, “A Simulation Protocol For Exercise Physiology In Fontan Patients Using A Closed-Loop Lumped-Parameter Model.” Journal of Biomechanical Engineering. 136(8):081007 (2014)

Matlab Codes

PCMRI DICOM to VTK Converter

This Matlab code converts phase-contrast MRI DICOM data into VTK files for easy visualization and manipulation. The code can handle 1-component or 3-component PCMRI DICOM data.
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Design & Geometries

Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm flow phantom

This package contains Parasolid files which can be directly used in a rapid-prototyping machine to print an AAA flow phantom for experiments. The geometry can also be directly used in a CFD simulation of blood flow. The phantom geometry is based on a patient-specific AAA, and contains the beginning segments of the renal and iliac arteries. The phantom has one inlet and two outlets.
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Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm flow phantom

Reference: Kung E, Les AS, Medina F, Wicker RB, McConnell MV, Taylor CA, “In vitro validation of finite-element model of AAA hemodynamics incorporating realistic outlet boundary conditions.” J Biomech Eng. 133(4):041003 (2011)

Physical Resistor-Capacitor-Resistor Module

This package contains Solidworks files with the design to construct a physical RCR module for reproducing realistic vascular impedances for flow experiments. The design allows for a stable operation and accurate adjustment of the resulting impedance. The capacitor module assembly contains an inlet region to minimize parasitic resistance, allowing it to perform closely as an ideal capacitor.
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Physical Resistor-Capacitor-Resistor Module

Reference: Kung E, Taylor C, “Development of a Physical Windkessel Module to Re-Create In Vivo Vascular Flow Impedance for In Vitro Experiments.” Cardiovascular Engineering and Technology. 2(1):2-14 (2011)