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Title
Possibilities and limits of X-ray microtomography for in vivo and ex vivo detection of vascular calcifications
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Abstract
In the present paper, vascular calcifications due to chronic renal failure in rats are studied by X-ray microtomography (ì-CT). Although ì-CT is traditionally used as an imaging technique, a quantitative analysis of data obtained by in vivo and ex vivo ì-CT is described and discussed. By comparison with traditional destructive methods, such as histomorphometry and atomic absorption, the detection limits for calcium were determined in living rats and in extracted aortas. ì-CT proved to be an effective non-invasive imaging technique allowing non-destructive quantification of ectopic calcifications.
Language
English
Source (journal)
The international journal of cardiovascular imaging. - Boston, Mass.
Publication
Boston, Mass. : 2009
ISSN
1569-5794
Volume/pages
25:6(2009), p. 615-624
ISI
000269152800009
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UAntwerpen
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Publications with a UAntwerp address
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Last edited 09.09.2017
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