Evaluation of microvascular anatomy by micro-CT

Amir Lerman, Erik L. Ritman

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Abstract

Observations indicate that adventitial vasa vasorum may play a role in the development and/or the progression of coronary atherosclerosis. There is a lack of information regarding the spatial three-dimensional pattern of the vasa vasorum in the coronary artery. This is due to the technical difficulties in visualizing the course of this fine vascular network with histologic methods. Microscopic computed tomography (micro-CT) is a novel technique that allows three-dimensional views of the entire microvascular structure. The current review summarizes our current advances in using this technique in visualization of the coronary circulation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)531-533
Number of pages3
JournalHerz
Volume24
Issue number7
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 1999

Keywords

  • Atherosclerosis
  • Coronary artery disease
  • Micro-CT
  • Microcirculation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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