A new scheme for hierarchical classification of anastomosing vessels.

A. S. Popel, I. P. Torres Filho, P. C. Johnson, E. Bouskela

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A new scheme is presented for hierarchical classification of vessels in anastomosing networks. The scheme is based on topological information, i.e. on patterns of vessel interconnection, not on vessel dimensions. As an illustration, this ordering scheme is applied to the anastomosing arteriolar network in cat sartorius muscle. Vascular segments are classified and the frequency distribution of segment length is determined for each order. In addition, vascular loops are classified, and the area, perimeter, and number of segments per loop are determined.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)131-138
Number of pages8
JournalInternational journal of microcirculation, clinical and experimental / sponsored by the European Society for Microcirculation
Issue number2
StatePublished - Mar 1988

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physiology
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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