Johns Hopkins Medicine researchers have developed a computer simulation of tumor behavior that accurately encapsulates finer blood-flow patterns and how they engineer cancer growth.
The model couples three-dimensional (3D) magnetic resonance microscopy and micro-computed tomographic imaging of tumor samples from mice with refined mathematical formulas to enable precise mapping of the blood vessel structure.
The researchers developed a set of mathematical formulas based on data from previous studies, and their own, and converted the resulting data into an easy-to-visualize format.
The result was a 3D rendering of the blood vessel network in each tumor, featuring a color-coded map of blood traffic through vessels that fed growth.
From Johns Hopkins Medicine Newsroom
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