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The Use of Quantitative SPECT/CT Imaging to Assess Residual Limb Health

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Technical Report,30 Sep 2016,29 Sep 2017

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The Henry M. Jackson Foundation for the Advancement of Military Medicine, Inc. Bethesda United States

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The objective of the proposed study is to translate SPECTCT imaging to patients with lower extremity amputation and subsequently evaluate the utility of non-invasive imaging for evaluating the impact of next-generation socket technologies on the health of the residual limb. It is hypothesized that SPECTCT imaging will provide a highly sensitive, non-invasive tool for clinicians to assess changes in microvascular perfusion elicited by next-generation prosthetic socket technologies and that acute changes in microvascular perfusion will be predictive of long term residual limb health outcomes. While the project timeline is currently slightly behind delayed from our initial projection, the study team has taken significant actions towards remedying these issues and is very confident that we can get the project back on track in short order and drive towards a successful end point which will greatly benefit our patients.

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  • Medicine and Medical Research

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