Melissa Daly

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Pulmonary contusion (PC) is the most common thoracic soft tissue injury following non-penetrating blunt trauma and has been associated with mortality rates as high as 25%. This study is part of an ongoing effort to develop a finite element based injury criteria for PC. The aims of this study are two fold. The first is to investigate the use of computed(More)
The goal of this study is to develop a controlled approach to quantifying the amount of lung damage after blunt chest trauma. The presented method is used to analyze computed tomography scans and to assess patients' risk for developing acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS). When used to predict which patients were at risk for ARDS, the method presented(More)
Arteriosclerosis is the cause of many life threatening diseases which combine to cause many deaths and high health care costs. The thickness of the aortic wall and the volume of calcified plaque are both used to diagnose arteriosclerosis. Both "symptoms" can be assessed using computed tomography; however wall thickness measurements are typically made on(More)
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