New imaging techniques illuminate muscle and nerve, speeding research and aiding clinical trials
posted on July 1, 2012 - 3:09pm
Researchers are very good at understanding what is going on with things they can’t see directly, whether it be the membranes of muscle cells or the motor neurons of the spinal cord. But what is true for the rest of us is equally true for scientists: Seeing something is often the quickest and most direct way to understand it.
Could MRI be better than muscle biopsy in measuring disease progression and therapy effectiveness in Duchenne muscular dystrophy?
posted on May 17, 2010 - 1:20pm
The use of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) as an assessment tool in boys with Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) is being studied by former MDA grantee Krista Vandenborne, through a $7.5 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
The goal of the study is to assess whether MRI technology can be used as a precise, noninvasive measure of muscle tissue, gauging both disease...