Morphological analysis of terminal air spaces by means of micro-CT and confocal microscopy and simulation within a functional model of lung

  • Andres Kriete
  • Henrik Watz
  • Wigbert Rau
  • Hans-Rainer Duncker
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 1496)


We devise a new methodology to investigate terminal air spaces of lung. Micro-CT imaging and a computer guided technique for scanning and image fusion in confocal microscopy enable the acquisition of extended and highly resolved data volumes exhibiting respiratory units. Segmentation and the analysis of the topography of respiratory airways leads to a finite volume model suitable for computational physics within a computer lung model.


Lung Parenchyma Embed Line Alveolar Duct Accessible Volume Mammalian Lung 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Andres Kriete
    • 1
  • Henrik Watz
    • 2
  • Wigbert Rau
    • 2
  • Hans-Rainer Duncker
    • 1
  1. 1.Image Processing LaboratoryInstitute of Anatomy and Cell BiologyGiessenGermany
  2. 2.Department of Diagnostic RadiologyUniversity Clinic GiessenGiessenGermany

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