Blood flow analysis for leukocytaphersis column

Hirokazu Onodera, Hiroshi Watabe, Kotaro Minato, Hidehiro Iida

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Leukocytapheresis has an achieved well therapeutic efficacy in inflammatory bowel disease such as ulcerative colitis and rheumatoid arthritis in Japan. It has been applied in clinical therapy. CellsorbaE is a column that removes leukocytes of peripheral blood by extracorporeal circulation. It could remove leukocytes from whole blood directly. It is difficult to evaluate and analyze how blood flows in internal adsorption column and how leukocytes are removed. This study was aimed at developing a technique to visualize the flow distribution in the column with X-ray CT scanner. In addition, the flow was quantitatively analyzed on the image basis.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIFMBE Proceedings
EditorsSun I. Kim, Tae Suk Suh
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Number of pages3
ISBN (Print)9783540368397
Publication statusPublished - 2007
Event10th World Congress on Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering, WC 2006 - Seoul, Korea, Republic of
Duration: 2006 Aug 272006 Sept 1

Publication series

NameIFMBE Proceedings
ISSN (Print)1680-0737
ISSN (Electronic)1433-9277


Conference10th World Congress on Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering, WC 2006
Country/TerritoryKorea, Republic of


  • Blood flow
  • Leukocytapheresis
  • Quantitatively analyze
  • Visualize
  • X-ray CT scanner


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