Medical - The digital pig


Like the Visible Man and Visible Woman, the Digital Pig could serve as an important model in cardiovascular and pulmonary studies as well as other areas of biomedical research. Researchers at ORNL, Walter Reed Army Institute Research and the University of South Florida envision the digital pig as being a tool to detect and diagnose lung problems and other internal disorders in people. Already, animal models provide valuable information that can be used to diagnose and treat conditions in people, and this work with a pig model could speed the results. The digital pig could also be used in the development of body armor to model the transmission and distribution of force.

 -  Media Relations,  865.574.4160,  March 01, 2001

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