3D Modeling & Medical Sculpture
Surgical Model: Post-Operative Ivor Lewis EsophagectomyThe Ivor-Lewis esophagectomy is a common procedure used to treat disorders of the distal esophagus and gastro-esophageal junction, including esophageal cancer, chronic GERD, or chemical injury. This procedure is accomplished through a midline laparotomy and a right thoracotomy, resulting in the removal of the distal esophagus and GEJ, and subsequent anastomosis of a new gastric sleeve to the proximal esophagus. This model was created from a patient post-operative CT scan and segmented in 3D Slicer. The model was refined in Pixologic Zbrush, and published through SketchFab.
Teaching Model: Arterial Anastomoses of the Right Pectoral Girdle
The shoulder joint has a rich arterial supply via several branches of the subclavian and axillary arteries to safeguard against ischemia.
This model started as a rough segmentation of the bones in the right shoulder. The data was segmented from a CT scan in the D2P software. From this segmentation, the bones were smoothed, and a large fracture in the head of the humerus was repaired in Pixologic Zbrush. The ligaments of the shoulder, and the arterial supply were modeled de novo in Zbrush. Materials and final lighting and rendering were completed in Zbrush.
Stay tuned for an updated video including labels of the major vessels and branches supplying the glenohumeral joint.
Molecular Model: Farnesyl pyrophosphate synthase (FPPS) enzyme
This enzyme catalyzes two critical steps in the mevalonate pathway, producing the precursors to essential molecules in eukaryotes. This enzyme is critical to survival of both the amastigote and promastigote stages in Leishmania.
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