A Model of Penetrating Traumatic Brain Injury Using an Air Inflation Technique
Annual rept. 1 Jun 2001-31 May 2002
EMTECH CONSULTANTS INC TOWSON MD
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This report describes a method for modeling penetrating traumatic brain injury PTBI caused by gunshot using rats as the subjects. The method will be an improvement over previously used techniques in that it is minimally invasive, humane and based on a mathematical approach that is founded on known ballistic biophysics. This technique specifically avoids using a fired projectile. The proposed use of this animal model should improve the understanding of the pathophysiology of penetrating traumatic brain injury.
- Anatomy and Physiology
- Medicine and Medical Research