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Abstract #1921

Line Scan Diffusion Spectrum of the Denervated Skeletal Muscle for Early Diagnosis of Peripheral Nerve Injuries: An Experimental Study

Eiko Yamabe1, Toshiyasu Nakamura2, Yukihiko Obara3, Koji Abe4

1Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Hiratsuka City Hospital, Hiratsuka City, Kanagawa, Japan; 2Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, School of Medicine, Keio University, Tokyo, Japan; 3Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Saitama Social Insurance Hospital, Saitama, Japan; 4Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Scool of Medicine, Keio University, Tokyo, Japan

The ADC of the skeletal muscle increased quickly after the damage of the dominant peripheral nerve and was detectable one day after the damage. Diffusion MRI can be a useful tool for early detection of peripheral nerve injury insstead of T2-weighted MRI.