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Hier finden Sie wissenschaftliche Publikationen aus den FraunhoferInstituten. Application of µCT for the determination of total surface area of stents
 Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers IEEE: EHealth and Bioengineering Conference, EHB 2019 : Iasi, Romania, November 2123, 2019 Piscataway, NJ: IEEE, 2019 ISBN: 9781728126036 ISBN: 9781728126029 ISBN: 9781728126043 4 S. 
 International Conference on EHealth and Bioengineering (EHB) <7, 2019, Iasi> 

 Englisch 
 Konferenzbeitrag 
 Fraunhofer IKTS () 
 surfacearea; resoloy; Mg alloy; micro CT; stent 
Abstract
Coronary stents are mesh like structures having complex geometrical shapes. Their complex geometry makes it difficult to estimate their surface area exactly which is necessary in different experiments to study the degradation behavior. There are methods available to calculate or estimate the stent outer surface area which is also called Metallic Surface Area (MSA). In this vicinity, no method available in the literature to determine the total surface area of stent with all exposed sides. In this work, a nondestructive method is presented to calculate total surface area of stents by using micro computed tomography (µCT) measurements. With the help of this method, stents can be used as a test samples instead of regular geometrical shaped samples for corrosion tests.