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Very affordable post mortem CT angiography kit: Feasibility study using immersion pump and 3D printed parts


Schweitzer, Wolf; Enders, Markus; Thali, Michael J (2019). Very affordable post mortem CT angiography kit: Feasibility study using immersion pump and 3D printed parts. Journal of Forensic Radiology and Imaging, 16:11-18.

Abstract

The high cost of commercial components and parts for post-mortem computed tomography angiography (PMCTA) has resulted in the development of a very low cost PMCTA-kit. It contains ubiquitous parts from hardware stores, and rapid prototyping derived models for 3D-printing. Design specifications have been tested and improved after finite-element modeling. A case study performed in using the final PMCTA kit parts for a PMCTA shows perfect vascular contrast without relevant leaks.

Abstract

The high cost of commercial components and parts for post-mortem computed tomography angiography (PMCTA) has resulted in the development of a very low cost PMCTA-kit. It contains ubiquitous parts from hardware stores, and rapid prototyping derived models for 3D-printing. Design specifications have been tested and improved after finite-element modeling. A case study performed in using the final PMCTA kit parts for a PMCTA shows perfect vascular contrast without relevant leaks.

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Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:04 Faculty of Medicine > Institute of Legal Medicine
Dewey Decimal Classification:340 Law
610 Medicine & health
Scopus Subject Areas:Health Sciences > Pathology and Forensic Medicine
Health Sciences > Radiology, Nuclear Medicine and Imaging
Language:English
Date:1 March 2019
Deposited On:31 Jan 2019 14:08
Last Modified:13 May 2020 22:57
Publisher:Elsevier
ISSN:2212-4780
OA Status:Green
Publisher DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jofri.2018.12.002

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