Poster #74: Max Monson – Treatment of SCI Using MR-guided Focused Ultrasound

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Faculty mentor: Donna Cross

In summary, this research project was performed to find a solution for treating spinal chord injuries. The idea of this experiment is to open the blood spinal chord barrier enough to allow for neurological regeneration but maintain the integrity of the barrier still. This research project was conducted with rats as subjects. We used a combination of magnetic resonance guided focused ultrasound and administration of paclitaxel to induce this change. Behavioral testing was done to test efficacy.

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Questions or comments? Contact me at: maxwellbmonson@gmail.com

 

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