Virtual Organ

A suite of ‘in silico’ simulations of an organ or system which provides quantitative/functional descriptions in health and disease and across different species
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In the current analysis, 3-D ultrasound with virtual organ computer-aided analysis technology was used to determine corrected adrenal gland volume, and 2-D ultrasound was used to measure the whole gland and fetal zone in singleton pregnancies, in 62 women presenting with preterm labor symptoms at 23-37 weeks' gestation.
Four major areas were identified as important: the need to acquire and develop modeling databases; the development and integration of modeling software into common platforms; the development/acquisition of virtual organ and system models; and the establishment of an infrastructure for developing a virtual body architecture.
If the doctor suspects a liver problem, for example, he or she could enlarge the image and move through and around the virtual organ to conduct a more detailed investigation.
The virtual organs displayed in these systems are derived from actual patient data, such as the Visible Human dataset of the National Library of Medicine in Washington, D.
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