Description

Due to accident related neural damage, many people’s lives are impaired or limited in what they can do. Current medical practices are limited at helping distal and proximal nerve stubs regenerate. Many recent research studies have focused on trying to improve this problem by understanding how cut or crushed nerves heal. Our study hopes to help these efforts by improving non-invasive analysis techniques of nerve growth. Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) is one possible solution to creating a reliable analysis technique that in the future could be used on humans. However, current methods of taking MRI scans involve toxic resolving fluid injections into the sight to be scanned in order to magnify the ability to distinguish nerve tissue from other tissue types in organisms. We have shown within our study that it is possible to correlate nerve regeneration in MRI images with other, mechanical tests without the use of resolving fluids.

 

Analysis of Magnetic Resonance Imaging of Peripheral Nerve Regeneration

Due to accident related neural damage, many people’s lives are impaired or limited in what they can do. Current medical practices are limited at helping distal and proximal nerve stubs regenerate. Many recent research studies have focused on trying to improve this problem by understanding how cut or crushed nerves heal. Our study hopes to help these efforts by improving non-invasive analysis techniques of nerve growth. Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) is one possible solution to creating a reliable analysis technique that in the future could be used on humans. However, current methods of taking MRI scans involve toxic resolving fluid injections into the sight to be scanned in order to magnify the ability to distinguish nerve tissue from other tissue types in organisms. We have shown within our study that it is possible to correlate nerve regeneration in MRI images with other, mechanical tests without the use of resolving fluids.

 

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