Detection of Spinal Cord Compression Injury in the Rat using Filter-Probe Diffusion Encoding
Matthew Budde1, Natasha Beucher1, Seung Yi Lee2, Brian Schmit3, and Shekar Kurpad1
1Neurosurgery, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI, United States, 2Neuroscience Doctoral Program, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI, United States, 3Biomedical Engineering, Marquette University, Milwaukee, WI, United States
A rat model of chronic spinal cord compression was evaluated with reduced field of view (rFOV) diffusion tensor imaging and filter-probe diffusion encoding. The results demonstrate the sensitivity of diffusion MRI for detecting injury.
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