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
DOIs
StatePublished - 1997

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)

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