Micro-CT based characterisation of changes to the vascular network following closed soft tissue trauma and cryotherapy

Barani Lonbani, Zohreh (2015) Micro-CT based characterisation of changes to the vascular network following closed soft tissue trauma and cryotherapy. PhD thesis, Queensland University of Technology.

Abstract

This project has investigated how the architecture of the blood vessels supplying nutrients to skeletal muscles is affected by muscle contusion injuries, and how it changes during healing with or without initial treatment of the injury by icing. In order to do this, we used contrast agents to visualise blood vessels in 3D with micro-computed tomography imaging. This research significantly contributes to the fields of orthopaedics, traumatology and sports medicine, as it improves our understanding of muscle contusion injuries. Furthermore, the methods developed in this thesis may help to improve the diagnosis and monitoring of these injuries.

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ID Code: 91394
Item Type: QUT Thesis (PhD)
Supervisor: Steck, Roland, Schuetz, Michael, & Parker, Tony
Keywords: Closed soft tissue trauma, Micro-CT, Characterisation, Vascular morphology, Vascular network, Vascular injury model, Angiogenesis, Blood vessels, Quantification, Imaging, Rat model
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Chemistry, Physics & Mechanical Engineering
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Institution: Queensland University of Technology
Deposited On: 27 Jan 2016 06:38
Last Modified: 24 May 2016 02:13

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