3D architecture of myocardial microcirculation in intact rat heart: A study with Micro-CT

Patricia E. Beighley, Paul J. Thomas, Steven M. Jorgensen, Erik L. Ritman

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Abstract

The branching geometry of the coronary arterial tree may play a significant role in the observed spatial heterogeneity in myocardial perfusion. To provide more insight into this possibility we used a micro-CT scanner to image the intact rat heart and its opacified coronary arterial tree, for quantitative analysis of the coronary arterial architecture. Results show a consistent pattern of branching throughout the heart wall.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)165-175
Number of pages11
JournalAdvances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
Volume430
StatePublished - 1997

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Microcirculation
Rats
Perfusion
Geometry
Chemical analysis

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Beighley, P. E., Thomas, P. J., Jorgensen, S. M., & Ritman, E. L. (1997). 3D architecture of myocardial microcirculation in intact rat heart: A study with Micro-CT. Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology, 430, 165-175.

3D architecture of myocardial microcirculation in intact rat heart : A study with Micro-CT. / Beighley, Patricia E.; Thomas, Paul J.; Jorgensen, Steven M.; Ritman, Erik L.

In: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology, Vol. 430, 1997, p. 165-175.

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Beighley, Patricia E. ; Thomas, Paul J. ; Jorgensen, Steven M. ; Ritman, Erik L. / 3D architecture of myocardial microcirculation in intact rat heart : A study with Micro-CT. In: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology. 1997 ; Vol. 430. pp. 165-175.
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