University of Manchester

Quantifying placental vascularity by corrosion casting and microCT techniques

Ed David Johnstone

Scientific Case

This is a follow up to our existing project ( 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.

Experiment Design

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

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

Sample & Safety

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

Scan Records

Project Report