The multifractal structure of arterial trees.

  title={The multifractal structure of arterial trees.},
  author={Johan Grasman and Jan W. Brascamp and Johan L van Leeuwen and Bram van Putten},
  journal={Journal of theoretical biology},
  volume={220 1},
Fractal properties of arterial trees are analysed using the cascade model of turbulence theory. It is shown that the branching process leads to a non-uniform structure at the micro-level meaning that blood supply to the tissue varies in space. From the model it is concluded that, depending on the branching parameter, vessels of a specific size contribute dominantly to the blood supply of tissue. The corresponding tissue elements form a dense set in the tissue. Furthermore, if blood flow in… CONTINUE READING