FAQ

How many models and blood flow simulation results are in the repository?

There are approximately 122 image data sets, 128 models, and 135 simulation results contained in the repository.

What type of image data is contained in the repository?

There are 68 volumetric MR scans, 52 volumetric CT scans, and two OCT (Optical Coherence Tomography) scans.

In a few cases, there may be multiple imaging scans for an individual. Please refer to the Specifications Documents for more details.

How do I use this website?

When you click on the repository link, you will see the repository models and simulations organized by category, physiologic state, and paper reference (if applicable).

For each image scan, there is a Specification Document (e.g. 0110_0001.pdf) that provides basic information about the image scan, the anatomic model constructed, and simulation and boundary condition parameters (if available).

When possible, the Specification Documents contain closely related models (e.g. those found in a publication, a common clinical condition, etc.). There are a total of 36 Specification Documents covering all of the models and simulation results included in the repository.

You can view free samples of the Specification Documents by clicking on the appropriate link. You MUST register to view the samples. Registration is free, automatic, and only requires a valid email address.

If you are interested in download the data, you can click on the associated “Buy Now” link (when active) to download a zip file containing the corresponding data. Note the each individual CPM is sold separately, even though many Specifications Documents contain information about multiple CPMs.

What should I know before I buy a CPM?

It is very important you understand what you are ordering before you purchase since we will be unable to process refunds. Please refer to purchasing details before making any purchases.

What is the licensing terms?

Generally speaking, the content of a CPM is covered by copyright law. The licensing terms when you purchase a CPM allow an individual to use the data for academic or commercial research and development work. For example, the use of a model to generate results included in a journal paper is permitted. However, an explicit violation of the licensing terms would be to post any portion of the CPM on a public website or redistribute the files in whole or part with a product offering (e.g. software package, etc.) even if the product is offered free of charge (e.g. open source). Please contact OSMSC before you download or use data should you have concerns regarding licensing terms.

How should the data be used?

THE DATA IS PROVIDED “AS IS”, WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NONINFRINGEMENT. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE AUTHORS OR COPYRIGHT HOLDERS BE LIABLE FOR ANY CLAIM, DAMAGES OR OTHER LIABILITY, WHETHER IN AN ACTION OF CONTRACT, TORT OR OTHERWISE, ARISING FROM, OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE DATA OR THE USE OR OTHER DEALINGS IN THE DATA.

What is a Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Model (CPM)?

Models posted in the repository are in CPM format. A CPM consists of image data, anatomic model, mesh, boundary conditions, simulation results, and a summary document.

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