Accession Number:

ADB287012

Title:

A Model of Penetrating Traumatic Brain Injury Using an Air Inflation Technique

Descriptive Note:

Annual rept. 1 Jun 2001-31 May 2002

Corporate Author:

EMTECH CONSULTANTS INC TOWSON MD

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2002-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

18.0

Abstract:

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.

Subject Categories:

  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Medicine and Medical Research

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE