Brett D. Thackray

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A method for measuring the spatial concentration of specific categories of vessels in a vascular network consisting of vessels of several diameters, lengths, and orientations is demonstrated. It is shown that a combination of the mathematical morphology operation, opening, with a linear rotating structuring element (ROSE) and dual feature thresholding can(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE One of the proposed mechanisms for sudden expansion of a carotid bifurcation plaque is hemorrhage within the lesion. It has been postulated that the sudden increase in plaque size will acutely reduce blood flow to the ipsilateral hemisphere and induce either a transient ischemic attack or a stroke. In this study, the relation between(More)
This study compares sonographic and histologic findings within defined spatial regions in carotid artery plaque, using computer generated three-dimensional reconstructions. Twenty-four patients (14 asymptomatic, 10 symptomatic) with angiographically documented 70% to 99% carotid artery stenosis were examined with ultrasonic B-mode imaging prior to(More)
A histologic method was developed for three-dimensional (3-D) analysis of atherosclerotic plaques removed from the carotid bifurcation during endarterectomy. By sectioning the plaque at frequent intervals (0.5 to 1.0 mm), it is possible to obtain important information on plaque constituents with regard to their volume and distribution within the lesion.(More)
A method to simultaneously measure oxygenation in vascular, intracellular, and mitochondrial spaces from optical spectra acquired from muscle has been developed. In order to validate the method, optical spectra in the visible and near-infrared regions (600-850 nm) were acquired from solutions of myoglobin, hemoglobin, and cytochrome oxidase that included(More)
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