Geometrical and morphological assessment of human endarterectomy specimens in vitro

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Treatment of rupture-prone carotid atherosclerotic plaques, by means of endarterectomy, is only beneficial for patients with unstable plaques, which comprise only 16% of the patient population [1]. It is therefore of great interest to assess morphology, geometry and mechanical deformation of the plaque and its components, to prevent unnecessary treatment. However, due to the complex geometry of stenotic arteries, 3D information at both high temporal and spatial resolution is required. Besides, assessment of plaque morphology in vivo can still not be routinely performed. Therefore, one has to rely on in vitro methods to obtain morphology and mechanical properties, and thus rupture risk.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationASME 2013 Summer Bioengineering Conference
Number of pages2
Publication statusPublished - 2013
EventASME 2013 Summer Bioengineering Conference SBC 2013 - Sunriver, United States
Duration: 26 Jun 201329 Jun 2013


ConferenceASME 2013 Summer Bioengineering Conference SBC 2013
Abbreviated titleSBC 2013
Country/TerritoryUnited States
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Bibliographical note

Proceedings of the ASME 2013 Summer Bioengineering Conference (SBC 2013), 26-29 June 2013, Sunriver, Oregon. Volume 1A


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