Biofidelic Human Head Phantoms for Studies of Blast-induced Traumatic Brain Injury
59 MDW San Antonio United States
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Blast-induced traumatic brain injury bTBI has become a signature wound of modern combat due to the expansive use of improvised explosive devices IED. Over 60 of combat casualties haven been caused by explosive blasts from the operations in Iraq and Afghanistan 1. The mechanisms that cause bTBI still remain poorly understood. The mechanisms of primary blast injury are thought to be both unique and mechanically very complex to characterize. With the purpose of understanding the mechanics of bTBI, biofidelic cranial phantoms based on organic gelatins were created. White and gray matter have been mimicked by tailoring the mechanical properties to match that of neural tissue with different weight concentrations of Polyacrylamide PAA.
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