An in vitro patient-tailored model of human cerebral artery for simulating endovascular intervention

Med Image Comput Comput Assist Interv. 2005;8(Pt 1):925-32. doi: 10.1007/11566465_114.


An in vitro patient-tailored reproduction model of cerebral artery, a hardware platform for simulating endovascular intervention for making diagnoses and surgical trainings is presented. 3-D configuration of vessel lumen is reproduced as vessel model with 13 microm modeling resolution, using CT and MRI information. Physical characteristics of cerebral artery, such as elastic modulus and friction coefficient, are also reproduced. We also propose a novel method to visualize stress condition on vessel wall using photoelastic effect. Consequently, it should be helpful for clinical applications, academic researches and other various purposes.

Publication types

  • Evaluation Study

MeSH terms

  • Cerebral Arteries / anatomy & histology
  • Cerebral Arteries / physiology*
  • Cerebral Arteries / surgery*
  • Computer Simulation
  • Computer-Assisted Instruction / methods
  • Elasticity
  • Friction
  • Imaging, Three-Dimensional / methods*
  • Models, Anatomic
  • Models, Biological*
  • Stress, Mechanical
  • Surgery, Computer-Assisted / methods*
  • User-Computer Interface*
  • Vascular Surgical Procedures / education
  • Vascular Surgical Procedures / methods*