Project

High-frequency ultrasound device for the non-invasive study of cardiac and arterial function in mice with genetically determined cardiovascular disorders

Duration
01 November 2008 → 31 December 2011
Funding
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund
Research disciplines
  • Engineering and technology
    • Biological system engineering
    • Biomaterials engineering
    • Biomechanical engineering
    • Medical biotechnology
    • Other (bio)medical engineering
Keywords
cardiovascular mouse aorta ultrasound
 
Project description

The requested device is advanced ultrasound equipment which allows to sequentially study, in a non-invasive way and with great precision, the cardiac and arterial function in mice. The equipment with in particular be used in our research on the origin and progression of aortic pathologies (aortic aneurysms and disections) in mouse models of genetically determined cardiovascular pathologies