Biomedical Image Awards 2006 Gallery: Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Feature Summary

Type:
From Physics Research
Title:
Artery Under Stress
Description:
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:
image credit: Arindam Chaudhuri & <a href="http://www.wellcome.ac.uk/en/bia/" target="_blank">Wellcome Biomedical Image Awards</a>; <a href="http://www.wellcome.ac.uk/en/bia/gallery.html?image=23" target="_blank">image source</a>
image credit: Arindam Chaudhuri & Wellcome Biomedical Image Awards; image source
Image URL:
http://www.compadre.org/Informal/images/features/stressedarterylarge-1-17-07.jpg
Featured:
November 16, 2007 - December 1, 2007