Simultaneous determination of mechanical properties and physiologic parameters in living rat brain.


Mechanical properties were determined in living adult rat brain. Reconstructed magnetic resonance images of the rat brain before and after 2 mm compression with a 4.06 mm diameter vinyl screw showed the total volumetric strain was maximal at the site of indentation. The pressure response to stepwise brain compression showed a linear relationship to the… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s10237-008-0147-9