Spatial Analysis of the Microcirculation in Rat Spinotrapezius Muscle Fascia
The microcirculation in the fascia of rat spinotrapezius muscle is studied using a computational approach that accounts for the shear- and hematocrit-dependent rheology of blood . The simulations are based on a realistic network reconstruction derived from microscopic images of the fascia. The model includes fundamental aspects about passive properties of microvessels  as well as active myogenic constriction in arterioles . We also present the development of a software tool to perform a spatial analysis of the hemodynamic results. This tool provides local information about the flow properties within a spatial microvessel network map in order to optimize the comparison with experiments. A review can be found in .
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Frank G. Jacobitz, Niki L. Yamaura, and Geert W. Schmid-Schonbein, "Spatial Analysis of the Microcirculation in Rat Spinotrapezius Muscle Fascia," Proceedings of the ASME 2013 Summer Bioengineering Conference, Sunriver, Oregon, 2013.
Jacobitz, Frank G.; Yamaura, Niki L.; and Schmid-Schonbein, Geert W., "Spatial Analysis of the Microcirculation in Rat Spinotrapezius Muscle Fascia" (2013). Engineering Faculty Publications. 9.