Alignment maps for heart valve leaflets

Theodore T. Tower, Michael R. Neidert, Robert T Tranquillo

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Abstract

Heart valve replacement motivates the need to benchmark substitutes in terms of geometry and alignment. We present an application of our polarized light imaging method to characterize native and bioartificial heart valves. We interrogated a porcine valve leaflet with elliptically polarized light and an effective circular analyzer and, using standard image processing routines and non-linear regression, generated an alignment map for the leaflet.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAnnual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology - Proceedings
PublisherIEEE
Number of pages1
ISBN (Print)0780356756
StatePublished - Dec 1 1999
EventProceedings of the 1999 IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology 21st Annual Conference and the 1999 Fall Meeting of the Biomedical Engineering Society (1st Joint BMES / EMBS) - Atlanta, GA, USA
Duration: Oct 13 1999Oct 16 1999

Publication series

NameAnnual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology - Proceedings
Volume1
ISSN (Print)0589-1019

Other

OtherProceedings of the 1999 IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology 21st Annual Conference and the 1999 Fall Meeting of the Biomedical Engineering Society (1st Joint BMES / EMBS)
CityAtlanta, GA, USA
Period10/13/9910/16/99

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