Quantitative Imaging of Peripheral Nerves

graduate student: Eli  Gibson
co-investigator: Faisal Beg
co-investigator: Andy Hoffer
website: Quantitative Imaging of Peripheral Nerves

In 2005-2008 Faisal Beg, Andy Hoffer and Eli Gibson developed a non-invasive, non-traumatic method to visualize and precisely determine the locations and branching patterns of peripheral nerves inside a human limb and to measure the perimeters and cross-sectional areas of nerve branches. As a result of this research, we are able to analyze 3-D images of peripheral nerves in patients scheduled for surgical implantation of neuroprosthetic devices and establish whether surgeons will have sufficient space to attach devices to specific nerves.

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