Magnetic resonance imaging in experimental traumatic brain injury

Qiang Shen, Lora Tally Watts, Wei Li, Timothy Q Duong

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Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a leading cause of death and disability in the USA. Common causes of TBI include falls, violence, injuries from wars, and vehicular and sporting accidents. The initial direct mechanical damage in TBI is followed by progressive secondary injuries such as brain swelling, perturbed cerebral blood flow (CBF), abnormal cerebrovascular reactivity (CR), metabolic dysfunction, blood–brain-barrier disruption, inflammation, oxidative stress, and excitotoxicity, among others. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) offers the means to noninvasively probe many of these secondary injuries. MRI has been used to image anatomical, physiological, and functional changes associated with TBI in a longitudinal manner. This chapter describes controlled cortical impact (CCI) TBI surgical procedures, a few common MRI protocols used in TBI imaging, and, finally, image analysis pertaining to experimental TBI imaging in rats.

Idioma originalEnglish (US)
Título de la publicación alojadaMethods in Molecular Biology
EditorialHumana Press
Número de páginas14
EstadoPublished - 2016

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NombreMethods in Molecular Biology
ISSN (versión impresa)1064-3745

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Molecular Biology
  • Genetics


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