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Development of new methods to measure in vivo properties of human body tissues [ 2004 - 2007 ]

Research Grant

[Cite as http://purl.org/au-research/grants/arc/DP0449554]

Researchers Dr LE BilstonProf S GandeviaDr RL Ehman

Brief description This project will develop new methods of noninvasively measuring the viscoelastic properties of soft tissues in live humans, using a novel magnetic resonance elastography technique. These methods will be applied to study the operation of the human muscle-tendon system, differences in neck muscle properties with age and gender and to measure the properties of the human brain, kidney and liver in vivo. These techniques may be useful in diagnosing soft tissue disease or injury which are currently difficult to detect using standard imaging techniques. It will also explain how the muscle-tendon unit moves during normal motion in live humans.

Funding Amount $605,000

Funding Scheme Discovery Projects

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