An investigation of THz burn wound edema imaging using MRI

Neha Bajwa, Bryan Nowroozi, James Garritano, Shijun Sung, Priyamvada Tewari, Warren S. Grundfest, Zach Taylor

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Abstract

Parallel T2 weighted multi slice multi echo (T2w MSME) 7T Magnetic Resonance (MR) scans and terahertz (THz) surface reflectance maps were acquired of a full thickness skin burn in a rat model to investigate the spatiotemporal evolution of terahertz reflectivity in wound responses. A comparison of uninjured and injured regions in the burn neighborhood demonstrates a 3-fold increase in T2 relaxation times and 15% increase in average THz reflectivity, respectively. These results support the sensitivity and specificity of MRI for measuring burn tissue water content in vivo and the use of this modality to potentially identify THz burn classifiers that best predict tissue viability in future THz studies.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2014 39th International Conference on Infrared, Millimeter, and Terahertz Waves, IRMMW-THz 2014
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
ISBN (Electronic)9781479938773
DOIs
StatePublished - 13 Nov 2014
Externally publishedYes
Event39th International Conference on Infrared, Millimeter and Terahertz Waves, IRMMW-THz 2014 - Tucson, United States
Duration: 14 Sep 201419 Sep 2014

Publication series

NameInternational Conference on Infrared, Millimeter, and Terahertz Waves, IRMMW-THz
ISSN (Print)2162-2027
ISSN (Electronic)2162-2035

Conference

Conference39th International Conference on Infrared, Millimeter and Terahertz Waves, IRMMW-THz 2014
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityTucson
Period14/09/1419/09/14

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