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Characterization of polyurethane scaffolds using synchrotron radiation based computed microtomography
Author(s): Tilman Donath; Felix Beckmann; Ralf G. J. C. Heijkants; Oliver Brunke; Andreas Schreyer
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Paper Abstract

Synchrotron radiation based X-ray microtomography was applied for the morphometric analysis of polyurethane scaffolds (polymer foams) intended for the use as a biocompatible replacement material. The X-ray microtomography apparatus used for this study is described in detail. The full data evaluation process including X-ray image recording, tomographic reconstruction and the subsequent data reduction steps is explained. The 3-dim. segmentation of the scaffolds and the results of the morphometric analysis are presented.

Paper Details

Date Published: 26 October 2004
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 5535, Developments in X-Ray Tomography IV, (26 October 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.559025
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Tilman Donath, GKSS-Forschungszentrum Geesthacht (Germany)
Felix Beckmann, GKSS-Forschungszentrum Geesthacht (Germany)
Ralf G. J. C. Heijkants, Univ. Groningen (Germany)
Oliver Brunke, Univ. Bremen (Germany)
Andreas Schreyer, GKSS-Forschungszentrum Geesthacht (Germany)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5535:
Developments in X-Ray Tomography IV
Ulrich Bonse, Editor(s)

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