# CTEX20_5path

Multipath Capillary-tissue exchange unit accounting for intra-organ flow heterogeneity.

Model number: 0277

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## Description

This single path model for blood-tissue exchange serves as a multipath model representing an organ with heterogeneous regional flows. By setting the flow to a low value, as a low as the lowest expected in any region, the model outflow concentration-time curve C(L,t) represents only that at the end, L, of this slowest pathway. However by tapping a sequence of positions along the vessel to get the concentration-time curves, C(ai*L,t), where 0 < ai < L, one obtains a family of curves representing regions with higher than the lowest flow. The weighted array of the SUM of the Wi*C(ai*L,t) can be fitted to the experimentally observed outflow curve, Cdata(t), for the whole organ by optimization of the set of wi's. The result provides an estimate of the mean flow for the organ, Fbar, and the Wi/ai define the probability density function of regional flows, whose variance describes the heterogeneity of intraorgan flows per gram of tissue. This strategy assumes linear, concentration independent transport across the capillary wall. It is exactly correct for tracer studies, but for chemical level studies where transporter or enzymes may be saturated, it is still a good approximation.

**Figure:**Plots concentration versus time for various points within the CTEX path. The points marked by the black 'circles' are a simulated data set which we are trying to match with the model. The thick colored lines represent concentration plots at various points ('taps') along the capillary. The 'thin' red line marked Cout is at the end of the capillary of length L. The others (C1-C5) are weighted outputs of which the sum of the 5 'paths' is the black solid line (Cwout). Change some of the weights, wi, and then reoptimize the wi's so that Cwout matches the data set (circles). Try this curve fitting technique a few times using different positioning of the taps L1 -L5. The estimate of mean flow Fbar should be almost independent of the choices of Li's and of the wi's if the fit is reasonably good.

## Equations

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The National Simulation Resource, Director J. B. Bassingthwaighte, Department of Bioengineering, University of Washington, Seattle WA 98195-5061.

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