University of Manchester

Quantifying placental vascularity by corrosion casting and microCT techniques

Ed David Johnstone
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Scientific Case

This is a follow up to our existing project (http://www.mxif.manchester.ac.uk/research/experiments/proposals/quantifying-placental-vascularity-by-corrosion-casting-and-micro-ct-techniques). We now have some interesting and novel data demonstrating differences in placental arterial and venous vasculature. We would be grateful for a bit more time to finish off the project.
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
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Not Required
2hrs

Sample & Safety

Plastic casts of placental vessels made by corrosion casting.
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Biological Origin

Scan Records

Project Report