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Scientists at the Louisiana State University School of Medicine (LSU Health New Orleans) showed that 3D segmented digital models of the lungs could provide a way to more clearly evaluate the extent and distribution of COVID-19-related infection in the respiratory system, as opposed to straight radiographs, CT data, or reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) alone.
The scientists created 3D digital models from CT scans of patients hospitalized with symptoms associated with SARS-CoV-2. The CT scans were segmented into 3D digital surface models using the scientific visualization program Avizo (Thermofisher Scientific) and techniques used by the lab for evolutionary anatomy research.
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