Quantitative analysis of the surface morphology and textile structure of the polyurethane Vascugraft arterial prosthesis using image and statistical analyses.

Abstract

The surface morphology and textile structure of the Vascugraft polyurethane arterial prosthesis were investigated. Novel methods of image analysis and the presentation of statistical data were used to obtain quantitative results of the surface morphology of the non-woven microfibrous structure of prostheses of three different sizes. These techniques have identified apparent differences in the distributions of thickness and orientation of the microfibres between the internal and external surfaces and between the three prostheses investigated.

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@article{King1994QuantitativeAO, title={Quantitative analysis of the surface morphology and textile structure of the polyurethane Vascugraft arterial prosthesis using image and statistical analyses.}, author={Melissa W King and Z Zhang and P Ukpabi and Deirdre M. Murphy and Robert Guidoin}, journal={Biomaterials}, year={1994}, volume={15 8}, pages={621-7} }