IJCRR - 5(10), May, 2013
CAUSES OF FALL PREDILECTION - FALL PREVENTION EMPLOYING MAGNETIC RESONANCE DIFFUSION TENSOR IMAGING-TRACTOGRAPHY
Author: Nandu Chhabria, Poonam Bajaj
Objective: Identifying persons prone to “falling” was a study presented at the 2009, ISPGR conference. We would like to now pin-point neuro-pathology of falls more precisely. MRI DTI (Tractography/ Diffusion Tensor Imaging) shows different white matter tracts in different colors. Fractional Anisotropy values and color changes are indicative of presence and extent of dysfunction in specific tracts in the brain. Hence the “fallers’” precise neuro-pathology is identifiable. Methods: A pilot study was done by carrying out a comparative study of FA (Fractional Anisotropy) values of MRI DTI (Tractography) and EPE( End-Point-Excursion) And DCL( Direction Control) values of Computerized Dynamic Posturography ( CDP)on three subjects already identified as having balance disorders and Falls due to involvement in vestibulocerebellar tracts( by CDP). (t values: significantly under 2.2.) Results and Conclusions: All three subjects strikingly showed the changes anticipated. Comparative age matched data analysis of Computerized Dynamic Posturography and MRI DTI show that these changes are significant in the evaluation and diagnosis of Balance Disorders. This study opens an area to further the analysis of balance disorders.
Keywords: Balance Disorders, Fall Prevention, Computerized Dynamic Posturography, MRI DTI, white matter tracts.
Nandu Chhabria, Poonam Bajaj. CAUSES OF FALL PREDILECTION - FALL PREVENTION EMPLOYING MAGNETIC RESONANCE DIFFUSION TENSOR IMAGING-TRACTOGRAPHY International Journal of Current Research and Review. 5(10), May, 128-136
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