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A diffusion and T2 relaxation MRI study of the ovine lumbar intervertebral disc under compression in vitro

Drew, Simon C. , Silva, Pujitha, Crozier, Stuart , & Pearcy, Mark J. (2004) A diffusion and T2 relaxation MRI study of the ovine lumbar intervertebral disc under compression in vitro. Physics in Medicine and Biology, 49(16), pp. 3585-3592.

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Abstract

The ovine lumbar intervertebral disc is a useful model for the human lumbar disc. We present preliminary estimates of diffusion coefficients and T2 relaxation times in a pilot MRI study of the ovine lumbar intervertebral disc during uniaxial compression in vitro, and identify factors that hamper the ability to accurately monitor the temporal evolution of the effective diffusion tensor at high spatial resolution.

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ID Code: 8240
Item Type: Journal Article
Additional Information: For more information, please refer to the journal’s website (see hypertext link) or contact the author. Author contact details: m.pearcy@qut.edu.au
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DOI: 10.1088/0031-9155/49/16/006
ISSN: 0031-9155
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ENGINEERING (090000) > BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING (090300) > Biomechanical Engineering (090302)
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Built Environment and Engineering
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2004 Institute of Physics
Deposited On: 22 Jun 2007
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2012 23:04

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