Radiology 2021 Jul 27:203036. Epub 2021 Jul 27.
From the Conquer Chiari Research Center, Departments of Biomedical Engineering (M.S.E., B.S.T.N., F.L.) and Psychology (P.A.A.), University of Akron, 264 Wolf Ledges Pkwy, #211B, Akron, OH 44325; Laboratory of FMRI Technology (LOFT), USC Stevens Neuroimaging and Informatics Institute, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, Calif (S.H.P.); Mercer University School of Medicine, Savannah, Ga (J.W.B.); Departments of Neurosurgery (D.L.B.), Radiology (J.N.O.), and Imaging Sciences and Biomedical Engineering (J.N.O.), Emory University, Atlanta, Ga; and Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, Department of Bioengineering, Northeastern University, Boston, Mass (R.A.).
Background Posterior fossa decompression (PFD) surgery is a treatment for Chiari malformation type I (CMI). The goals of surgery are to reduce cerebellar tonsillar crowding and restore posterior cerebral spinal fluid flow, but regional tissue biomechanics may also change. MRI-based displacement encoding with stimulated echoes (DENSE) can be used to assess neural tissue displacement. Read More