A three-dimensional model of the human pulmonary acinus.

@article{Kitaoka2000ATM,
  title={A three-dimensional model of the human pulmonary acinus.},
  author={Haruko Kitaoka and Sayaka Tamura and Ryuji Takaki},
  journal={Journal of applied physiology},
  year={2000},
  volume={88 6},
  pages={2260-8}
}
A three-dimensional (3-D) model of the human pulmonary acinus, a gas exchange unit, is constructed with a labyrinthine algorithm generating branching ducts that fill a given space completely. Branching down to the third respiratory bronchioles is generated with the proposed algorithm. A subacinus, a region supplied by the last respiratory bronchiole, is approximated to be a set of cubic cells with a side dimension of 0.5 mm. The labyrinthine algorithm is used to determine a pathway through all… CONTINUE READING
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