Lynne E Bilston

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The response of spinal cord tissue to mechanical loadings is not well understood. In this study, isolated fresh cervical spinal cord samples were obtained from cadavers at autopsy and tested in uniaxial tension at moderate strain rates. Stress relaxation experiments were performed with an applied strain rate and peak strain in the physiological range,(More)
In this paper, some experimental measurements of the behaviour of bovine brain tissue under large shear strains in vitro are reported, and a constitutive model which is consistent with the data is developed. It was determined that brain tissue is not strain-time separable, showing slower relaxation at higher strains, and that the stresses in shear are not(More)
Magnetic resonance elastography (MRE) is a non-invasive imaging technique used to visualise and quantify mechanical properties of tissue, providing information beyond what can be currently achieved with standard MR sequences and could, for instance, provide new insight into pathological processes in the brain. This study uses the MRE technique at 3 T to(More)
This paper presents the results of recent investigations into the viscoelastic character of liver tissue, especially the linear response. The linear domain of liver tissue has been determined by a strain sweep oscillation test. The fluid-like viscoelastic behaviour of liver tissue was confirmed by stress relaxation experiments. To demonstrate the(More)
The porous properties of brain tissue are important for understanding normal and abnormal cerebrospinal fluid flow in the brain. In this study, a poroviscoelastic model was fitted to the stress relaxation response of white matter in unconfined compression performed under a range of low strain rates. A set of experiments was also performed on the tissue(More)
UNLABELLED We hypothesized that ZA treatment would bolster fracture repair. In a rat model for closed fracture healing, a single dose of ZA at 0, 1, or 2 wk after fracture significantly increased BMC and strength of the healed fracture. Delaying the dose (1 or 2 wk after fracture) displayed superior results compared with dosing at the time of fracture. (More)
We report the results from a series of rheological tests of fresh bovine brain tissue. Using a standard Bohlin VOR shear rheometer, shear relaxation and oscillating strain sweep experiments were performed on disks of brain tissue 30 mm in diameter, with a thickness of 1.5-2 mm. The strain sweep experiment showed that the viscoelastic strain limit is of the(More)
BACKGROUND The cerebellum has never been mechanically characterised, despite its physiological importance in the control of motion and the clinical prevalence of cerebellar pathologies. The aim of this study was to measure the linear viscoelastic properties of the cerebellum in human volunteers using Magnetic Resonance Elastography (MRE). METHODS Coronal(More)
Freshly excised rat spinal cords were tested in uniaxial tension, in vitro, at strain rates ranging from 0.002 to 0.2 s-1. Stress relaxation tests were performed for a range of strains from 2% to 5%, with the relaxation behaviour being recorded for a period of at least 30 min. Samples exhibited a characteristic "J" shaped non-linear stress-strain response,(More)