A new scheme is presented for hierarchical classification of vessels in anastomosing networks. The scheme is based on topological information, i.e. on patterns of vessel interconnection, not on vessel dimensions. As an illustration, this ordering scheme is applied to the anastomosing arteriolar network in cat sartorius muscle. Vascular segments are classified and the frequency distribution of segment length is determined for each order. In addition, vascular loops are classified, and the area, perimeter, and number of segments per loop are determined.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||8|
|Journal||International journal of microcirculation, clinical and experimental / sponsored by the European Society for Microcirculation|
|State||Published - Mar 1988|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine