A Finite Element-Based Injury Metric for Pulmonary Contusion: Investigation of Candidate Metrics through Correlation with Computed Tomography

This study (1) investigates the use of computed tomography (CT) to quantify the volume of pathologic lung tissue in a prospective study of pulmonary contusion and (2) uses a finite element model of the lung to investigate several mathematical predictors of contusion to determine the injury metric that best matches the spatial distribution of contusion obtained from the CT analysis. The study employs direct impact to the right lung of male rats.


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  • Accession Number: 01102875
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 9780768019742
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 16 2008 3:16PM