Trees in the Lungs

Lungs

Trees Started in the Body Started with the Image below as I Sat in my Hotel Room in Chicago in November before our National Radiology meeting and I looked at the asymmetric branching patterns of the trees and realised that they had the same pattern of the lungs

Illuminated Branches of the Trees in Chicago During the Christmas Season
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Tracheobronchial Tree
Note Asymmetric Branching of the Mainstem Bronchi
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Branching of the Main Trunk of A Tree
Turn it upside down and you note the similarity with the tracheobronchial tree
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Lung Tree
Derivation
Derivation of the Lung Tree
Lung Circulation

 

Pulmonary Artery Tree
Art image derived from a parasagittal view of a reconstructed CT scan ā€“ CTA of the chest
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Pulmonary Tree and a Summer Sky
Art image derived from a parasagittal view of a reconstructed CT scan ā€“ CTA of the chest
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Derivation
Derivation of the Pulmonary Tree
Art image derived from a parasagittal view of a reconstructed CT scan ā€“ CTA of the chest
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Pulmonary Arterial Tree
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Derivation
Derivation of the Pulmonary Arterial Tree
The original angiogram (top left) is turned 90 degrees anticlockwise so it stands upright (top right) and then is colored in green reminiscent of a tree (bottom)
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Tree of the Arterioles around the Alveolus of the Lung
This drawing demonstrates the open mouth view of the alveolus, which is surrounded by its capillary network.
The living cells peek through the vessels.
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