University of Manchester

Quantifying placental vascularity by corrosion casting and micro-CT techniques

Ed David Johnstone
Project Completed

Scientific Case

The objective of this work is to study the differences in vascularity between FGR and normal placentas. Anatomical models of the vessels of some placentas have been made by corrosion casting and some more by CT imaging with contrast. We are proposing to analyse these data on the avizo software and also to do more micro-CT experiments using the MXIF scanner.
Polymers

Experiment Design

vessel length
vessel diameter
daughter:parent vessel diameter ratio
no of branches

placental villous capillaries about 3000microns
Scanners and Rigs
Nikon XTH225
1
Not Required
5

Sample & Safety

14
Biological Origin

Scan Records

Project Report