J. Janssen

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The architecture of trabecular bone, the porous bone found in the spine and at articulating joints, provides the requirements for optimal load transfer, by pairing suitable strength and stiffness to minimal weight according to rules of mathematical design. But, as it is unlikely that the architecture is fully pre-programmed in the genes, how are the bone(More)
In numerical simulations of skeletal muscle contractions, geometric information is of major importance. The aim of the present study was to determine whether the diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) technique is suitable to obtain valid input with regard to skeletal muscle fibre direction. The accuracy of the DTI method was therefore studied by comparison of DTI(More)
Biomechanical studies have shown that the distribution of stress and strain in biological tissue is strongly dependent on fibre orientation. Therefore, to analyze the local mechanical load, accurate data on muscle fibre orientation are needed. Traditional techniques to determine fibre orientation are inherently invasive. Here we used Diffusion Weighted MRI(More)
Deformation of the surface of passive medial gastrocnemius muscle (MG) was measured in vivo while performing a hysteresis test. The gastrocnemius muscle of male rats were dissected free and the distal tendon was cut. The lateral head was separated from the medial head. The muscle origins were left intact. 60-70 fluorescent, polystyrene spheres (diameter 0.7(More)
An isometric torque sensor for measuring in situ contractions of plantar or dorsal flexors of intact mouse hindlimb has been developed and evaluated. With this device, muscle torque can be accurately measured within the range of -14 mN.m to +14 mN.m. Special attention was paid to fixation of the mouse hindlimb to the measurement device.(More)
  • Dave Kaandorp, Proefschrift Ter, Dave William Kaandorp, P F F Wijn, K Kopinga, M T Vlaardingerbroek +9 others
Druk: Universiteitsdrukkerij TU Eindhoven Cover illustrations: Surface projection of the aorta acquired with a gadolinium enhanced anatomical MRA technique, followed by a semi-automatic segmentation procedure. The graph represents the blood flow versus the time and the position along the descending thoracic aorta obtained from a hemodynamical MRA technique(More)
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