Effect of spacer yarns on the dialysate flow distribution of hemodialyzers: a magnetic resonance imaging study.

@article{Poh2003EffectOS,
  title={Effect of spacer yarns on the dialysate flow distribution of hemodialyzers: a magnetic resonance imaging study.},
  author={Churn K Poh and Peter A. Hardy and Zhijie Liao and Zhongping Huang and William R Clark and Dayong Gao},
  journal={ASAIO journal},
  year={2003},
  volume={49 4},
  pages={440-8}
}
Blood side and dialysate side flow distributions play an important role in determining the optimal use of dialysis membrane in hemodialyzers for the removal of uremic solutes. In this article, we used two nonintrusive magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) techniques called the two-dimensional phase contrast (2DPC) and two-dimensional Fourier transform (2DFT) velocity imaging techniques to (1) study the effect of space yarns on the dialysate side flow distribution, (2) investigate the effect of flow… CONTINUE READING