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Funded Project Details - FY2021

Project Number:

Title: Advanced MRI of Spinal Cord Injury
Principal Investigator:

Shekar N. Kurpad

Location: Milwaukee, WI
Congressional District Code: 4
Research Service: Rehabilitation R&D
Project Period: April 2019 - March 2023
FY 2021 Funding Amount: $223,349
Total Award Amount
(all years):
Abstract: View full abstract and other project information on NIH RePORTER


Rationale and Preliminary Data: We will conduct a study of human spinal cord injury (SCI) to validate MRI biomarkers of injury severity and prognostication of outcome using a novel diffusion MRI technique developed specifically to detect axonal injury in the spinal cord. Predicting outcome from SCI has been a longstanding goal for better clinical management and aiding in the development and testing of therapies. Traditional neurological examination is not an accurate predictor of outcome, and co...

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