ANNA SIEBEN // VISUALISING MEDICINE

 

VISUALISING HEART DISEASE

Texturing a series of 3D models

PROJECT IN PROGRESS//

 

 

ABOUT THE PROJECT

 

This project revolves around the 3D visualisation of congenital heart disease. Specimen of the Leiden Collection of Malformed Hearts have been scanned and from these scans, 3D models have been created and 3D printed to be used for patient information at the LUMC. The models are created by Ludo de Goeje, Dr Monique R.M. Jongbloed, Bonnie Schaafsma and Bert J. Wisse.

 

My role in the project is the texturing of the existing models and to post them to Sketchfab, so they can be used for educational purposes. In order to do so, I used Pixologic Zbrush and Autodesk Meshmixer. At this point, the first model has been textured and uploaded to Sketchfab.

It can be viewed below.

 

 

 

ABOUT THE MODEL

 

This model shows tricuspid atresia: the tricuspid valve, situated between the right atrium and the right ventricle, is absent. This results in a diminished flow of blood, slowing down the development of the right ventricle during pregnancy. Because of this, the right ventricle has stayed relatively small (hypoplasia). Since the right ventricle can not pump the blood into the lungs, a surgical procedure has to be performed to pump the blood into the lungs. This surgery is called the Fontan procedure. During this procedure, the surgeon connects all vessels that normally go to the right atrium directly to the lungs. These vessels contain oxygen-poor blood from the upper body (vena cava superior) and the lower body (vena cava inferior). The binding of oxygen to the blood takes place in the lungs, resulting in oxygen-rich blood.  This blood then enters the left atrium and then the left ventricle. The left ventricle pumps the blood away from the heart; into the body.

 

 

 

MORE MODELS WILL FOLLOW SOON

 

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ABOUT THE MODEL

 

This model shows the anatomy of a healthy heart of a neonate. Fenestrations were build into the left and the right ventricle, to show the interior anatomy of the heart.

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