Figure 2 : The idealistic 3D models developed in this study.

(A-C) are considered as sphere-like models which provide the lowest value of stress in the critical zone where the cap thickness is minimal, and (D-F) provide the highest value of stress in the critical zone where the fibrous cap thickness is minimal. (A,D) are the idealistic 3D models for Figures 1E; (B,E) are the idealistic 3D models for Figures 1F; and (C,F) are the idealistic 3D models for Figures 1G.

Mohammadi et al.Cardiovascular System  2015 3:3DOI : 10.7243/2052-4358-3-3