Computer Simulation of Cerebral Microhemodynamics
Microvascular path length and transit time are important factors which influence the extraction of oxygen from red blood cells in cerebral tissue. The direct measurement of these variables is hindered by the difficulty in observing the deep cortical capillary circulation in a noninvasive manner (Pawlik et al, 1981). An alternative approach to estimate microvascular path lengths and transit times is to simulate the red cell flow distribution in the microvessel networks by computer.
KeywordsPath Length Transit Time Vessel Diameter Microvascular Network Weighted Path
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