SEM Characterization of Adipose Tissue Structure

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In this work the scanning electron microscopy (SEM) was used for the characterization of adipose tissue samples taken from volunteer obese patients. The adipose tissue was taken from 3 layers of adipose tissue (subcutaneous, preperitoneal and visceral). The obtained results provided information about structural composition of adipose tissue layers in human body, as well as main microstructural features. It was demonstrated for the first time to the best our knowledge that SEM is indispensable tools in order to investigate some special morphological features of human adipose tissue, identifying surface structure of it. From the obtained results we concluded that such characterization of adipose tissue is an essential step for the possible prediction of appearance of symptoms of different diseases.

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Journal: TechConnect Briefs
Volume: 1, Advanced Materials: TechConnect Briefs 2017
Published: May 14, 2017
Pages: 13 - 16
Industry sector: Advanced Materials & Manufacturing
Topic: Materials Characterization & Imaging
ISBN: 978-0-9975117-8-9