Two-dimensional tortuosity of the superficial femoral artery in early atherosclerosis.
1993 (English)In: Journal of Vascular Research, ISSN 1018-1172, E-ISSN 1423-0135, Vol. 30, no 4, 181-191 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Tortuosity of an artery can disturb fluid mechanics and cause flow separation, which might in turn promote atherogenesis. This study discusses theoretically several quantitative measures of arterial tortuosity and curvature in two dimensions and tests them with computations from digitized femoral arteriograms. When reproducibility, sensitivity to scaling and computational procedure, and agreement between the measures were all taken into account, the total curvature and distance factor were considered the most suitable measures. Significant correlations were found between tortuosity and atherosclerosis measures, but the interpretation of this finding is not straightforward.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
1993. Vol. 30, no 4, 181-191 p.
Medical and Health Sciences
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-63980DOI: 10.1159/000158993PubMedID: 8357949OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-63980DiVA: diva2:390260