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Table 2 Microsphere distribution

From: Innovation in catheter design for intra-arterial liver cancer treatments results in favorable particle-fluid dynamics

Experiment Off-centered SMC position? SMC administrations ARC administrations Deviation from homogeneous distribution
   LHA/S4A RHA LHA/S4A RHA SMC ARC
1 Yes (right side) 3,66 % 96,34 % 17,55 % 82,45 % 46,34 % 32,45 %
2 Yes (right side) 0,64 % 99,36 % 37,52 % 62,48 % 49,36 % 12,48 %
3 Yes (right side) 0 % 100 % 49,45 % 50,55 % 50,00 % 0,55 %
4 Yes (left side) 89,68 % 10,32 % 65,63 % 34,37 % 39,68 % 15,63 %
5 No 41,87 % 58,13 % 57,42 % 42,58 % 8,13 % 7,42 %
6 Yes (left side) 90,95 % 9,05 % 32,82 % 67,18 % 40,95 % 17,18 %
7 No 39,50 % 60,50 % 35,46 % 64,54 % 10,50 % 14,54 %
  1. The microsphere distribution results are summarized in this table. The distribution over LHA or S4A and RHA are shown for both catheter types. The column LHA/S4A targeting refers to LHA for experiments 1–3, and S4A for experiments 4–7. The deviation from homogeneous distribution (DHD) is the distance to a perfect homogenous distribution (50 %-50 %) in percentage points. Abbreviations: LHA = left hepatic artery; S4A = segment 4 artery; RHA = right hepatic artery; SMC = standard microcatheter; ARC = anti-reflux catheter