The Microarchitecture of Cerebral Vessels
The morphology of microvascular systems within the brain is routinely studied in two dimensions using light microscopy or transmission electron microscopy. Limited to height and width, the flat images generated by these techniques lack the depth necessary to visualize the complete architecture of cerebral microvascular beds. To sculpture a “truer” representation, we integrated multiple-sequential, two-dimensional microscopic pictures to reconstruct a three-dimensional image of the microvascular network of the cerebral cortex and hippocampus.
KeywordsCerebral Vessel Capillary Length Postcapillary Venule Micron Thick Section Microvascular System
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