Transient MR elastography: Modeling traumatic brain injury

Paul McCracken, Armando Manduca, Joel P. Felmlee, Richard L. Ehman

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Current theory holds that the mechanisms by which head trauma causes hemorrhage, cerebral contusions and diffuse axonal injury result from angular acceleration and its resulting shear motion. We have developed a method for phase contrast MR imaging of small amplitude transient shear displacements as they traverse through the brain in vivo. This technique was successfully implemented and preliminary results suggest that it has promise as a tool for studying the underlying biomechanics of brain trauma and for detailed analysis of injury mechanism models.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1081-1082
Number of pages2
JournalLecture Notes in Computer Science
Issue number1 PART 2
StatePublished - 2004
EventMedical Image Computing and Computer-Assisted Intervention, MICCAI 2004 - 7th International Conference, Proceedings - Saint-Malo, France
Duration: Sep 26 2004Sep 29 2004

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computer Science(all)


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