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posted on 31.12.2011 by Géraldine M Baer, Ward Small, Thomas S Wilson, William J Benett, Dennis L Matthews, Jonathan Hartman, Duncan J Maitland

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Taken from "Fabrication and deployment of a laser-activated shape memory polymer vascular stent"

http://www.biomedical-engineering-online.com/content/6/1/43

BioMedical Engineering OnLine 2007;6():43-43.

Published online 27 Nov 2007

PMCID:PMC2211751.

oaxial SMP diffuser (white arrow) prior to crimping (a) and after crimping (b). The distal end of the stainless steel hypotube containing the optical fiber is indicated by the asterisk in (a). An image of the diffuser emission, which decreases with distance from the optical fiber tip, is shown in (c). A cross-sectional diagram of the expanded stent with the diffuser and foam cylinder in place is shown in (d).

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