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Micro-CT analysis of tissue engineering scaffold architectures

Melchels, Ferry, Rijckaert, Bart, Grijpma, Dirk, & Feijen, Jan (2008) Micro-CT analysis of tissue engineering scaffold architectures. In BMTI/iBME Symposium : Highlights in BioMedical Technology, 20 November 2008, Enschede, Netherlands.

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    Abstract

    A novel method was developed for a quantitative assessment of pore interconnectivity using micro-CT data. This method makes use of simulated spherical particles, percolating through the interconnected pore network. For each sphere diameter, the accessible pore volume is calculated. This algorithm was applied to compare pore interconnectivity of two different scaffold architectures; one created by salt-leaching and the other by stereolithography. The algorithm revealed a much higher pore interconnectivity for the latter one.

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    ID Code: 39004
    Item Type: Conference Paper
    Keywords: pore interconnectivity, micro-CT, simulated spherical particles, scaffold architectures, salt-leaching, stereolithography
    Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ENGINEERING (090000) > BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING (090300) > Biomaterials (090301)
    Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Built Environment and Engineering
    Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
    Past > Schools > School of Engineering Systems
    Copyright Owner: Copyright 2008 Please consult the authors.
    Deposited On: 03 Dec 2010 12:51
    Last Modified: 11 Aug 2011 03:05

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