Biomedical Image Awards 2006 Gallery: Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Feature Summary

From Physics Research
Artery Under Stress
This image (larger version) shows a three-dimensional model of an aneurysm in a human patient.  An aneurysm is a ballooning of an artery at a weak point (see Physics in Your World).  The model was made of latex, inflated with a liquid, and photographed in polarized light. For the physics of aneurysms, see Danger of Aneurysms (scroll down to the bottom) from Hyperphysics.
image credit: Arindam Chaudhuri & <a href="" target="_blank">Wellcome Biomedical Image Awards</a>; <a href="" target="_blank">image source</a>
image credit: Arindam Chaudhuri & Wellcome Biomedical Image Awards; image source
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November 16, 2007 - December 1, 2007