Primary Blast Traumatic Brain Injury in the Rat: Relating Diffusion Tensor Imaging and Behavior

@inproceedings{Budde2013PrimaryBT,
  title={Primary Blast Traumatic Brain Injury in the Rat: Relating Diffusion Tensor Imaging and Behavior},
  author={Matthew Budde and Alok S. Shah and Michael C McCrea and William E. Cullinan and Frank A. Pintar and Brian D. Stemper},
  booktitle={Front. Neurol.},
  year={2013}
}
The incidence of traumatic brain injury (TBI) among military personnel is at its highest point in U.S. history. Experimental animal models of blast have provided a wealth of insight into blast injury. The mechanisms of neurotrauma caused by blast, however, are still under debate. Specifically, it is unclear whether the blast shockwave in the absence of head motion is sufficient to induce brain trauma. In this study, the consequences of blast injury were investigated in a rat model of primary… CONTINUE READING