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Blood flow patterns in an abdominal aortic aneurysm (Z. Li and C. Kleinstreuer, J. Medical Engineering & Technology, Vol. 30 (5); pp. 283-97).
  
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Application: Scientists Aim to Save Lives Where Animations Play a Key Role
Posted Tue April 14, 2009 @08:45AM
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Application Researchers at North Carolina State University (NCSU) are using EnSight visualizations to investigate a medical condition known as abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA), or “triple A” for short. To appreciate the importance of this research, one must consider the number of lives it could potentially save. It is estimated that that about 15,000 people in the U.S. die each year from ruptured AAAs, which is roughly equivalent to the number of murder victims in the U.S. annually.

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