FLUID FILTRATION IN CAPILLARY NETWORKS.

G. J. Fleischman, T. W. Secomb, T. R. Blake, J. F. Gross

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Abstract

The exchange of fluid between microvessels and the surrounding tissue is an essential part of the transport function of the microvasculature. A theoretical model has been developed which predicts the fluid exchange for capillaries in an interconnected network. From this, the three dimensional flow and pressure fields in the surrounding tissue can be calculated. The model includes the effects of the extravascular pressure field on the fluid flux and, for the first time, the complex vascular morphology. The inputs to it are obtained from experiments on single capillaries, and morphological measurements.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Number of pages1
JournalAnnual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology - Proceedings
StatePublished - Dec 1 1984

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Signal Processing
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Health Informatics

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