Physiological blood flow patterns are themselves poorly understood despite their impact on arterial disease. Stable spiral (helical) laminar flow (SLF) has been observed in normal subjects. The purpose of the present study is to develop a method of magnetic resonance (MR) flow pattern visualization and to analyze spiral and non-spiral flow patterns with and without luminal narrowing in vitro. The flow conditions were then modeled using computational fluid dynamics (Star-CD).
|Number of pages||8|
|Publication status||Published - 2004|