Evaluation of Artery Visualizations for Heart Disease Diagnosis

@article{Borkin2011EvaluationOA,
  title={Evaluation of Artery Visualizations for Heart Disease Diagnosis},
  author={Michelle A. Borkin and Krzysztof Z Gajos and Amanda Peters Randles and Dimitris Mitsouras and Simone Melchionna and Frank J. Rybicki and Charles L. Feldman and Hanspeter Pfister},
  journal={IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics},
  year={2011},
  volume={17},
  pages={2479-2488}
}
Heart disease is the number one killer in the United States, and finding indicators of the disease at an early stage is critical for treatment and prevention. In this paper we evaluate visualization techniques that enable the diagnosis of coronary artery disease. A key physical quantity of medical interest is endothelial shear stress (ESS). Low ESS has been associated with sites of lesion formation and rapid progression of disease in the coronary arteries. Having effective visualizations of a… 

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