Publications [#268812] of G. Allan Johnson

Papers Published
  1. Perperidis, D; Bucholz, E; Johnson, GA; Constantinides, C, Morphological studies of the murine heart based on probabilistic and statistical atlases., Computerized Medical Imaging and Graphics, vol. 36 no. 2 (March, 2012), pp. 119-129 [21820867], [doi] .

    Abstract:
    This study directly compares morphological features of the mouse heart in its end-relaxed state based on constructed morphometric maps and atlases using principal component analysis in C57BL/6J (n=8) and DBA (n=5) mice. In probabilistic atlases, a gradient probability exists for both strains in longitudinal locations from base to apex. Based on the statistical atlases, differences in size (49.8%), apical direction (15.6%), basal ventricular blood pool size (13.2%), and papillary muscle shape and position (17.2%) account for the most significant modes of shape variability for the left ventricle of the C57BL/6J mice. For DBA mice, differences in left ventricular size and direction (67.4%), basal size (15.7%), and position of papillary muscles (16.8%) account for significant variability.