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Two-dimensional tortuosity of the superficial femoral artery in early atherosclerosis.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  8357949     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Tortuosity of an artery can disturb fluid mechanics and cause flow separation, which might in turn promote atherogenesis. This study discusses theoretically several quantitative measures of arterial tortuosity and curvature in two dimensions and tests them with computations from digitized femoral arteriograms. When reproducibility, sensitivity to scaling and computational procedure, and agreement between the measures were all taken into account, the total curvature and distance factor were considered the most suitable measures. Significant correlations were found between tortuosity and atherosclerosis measures, but the interpretation of this finding is not straightforward.
O Smedby; N Högman; S Nilsson; U Erikson; A G Olsson; G Walldius
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of vascular research     Volume:  30     ISSN:  1018-1172     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Vasc. Res.     Publication Date:    1993 Jul-Aug
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1993-09-27     Completed Date:  1993-09-27     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9206092     Medline TA:  J Vasc Res     Country:  SWITZERLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  181-91     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Diagnostic Radiology, Uppsala University, Sweden.
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MeSH Terms
Arteriosclerosis / pathology*
Factor Analysis, Statistical
Femoral Artery / pathology*
Models, Cardiovascular
Reproducibility of Results
Sensitivity and Specificity

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