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Validation and Evaluation of Cortical and Full Skull Thickness Changes with Age and Sex

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It is estimated there are 1.7 million cases of traumatic brain injuries (TBI) each year where falls and motor vehicle crashes (MVCs) are the number one and two contributors. From 2002-2006 TBI accounted for 30% of all injury related deaths seen from emergency department visits despite the lower injury occurrence rate of 5%. Furthermore the TBIs from MVCs resulted in the largest number of TBI-related deaths (31.8%). Although studies have been conducted analyzing TBI from blunt loading conditions, more information is needed to understand the biomechanical contributors to the type and severity of TBI. One important contributor is believed to be skull deformation, and characterizing the skull's thickness and how it changes is an important step toward understanding skull deformation potential and its attribution to TBI.
subject
Computed Tomography
Cortical Thickness
Skull
contributor
Lillie, Elizabeth Marie (author)
Stitzel, Joel D (committee chair)
Rowson, Steven (committee member)
Powers, Alexander (committee member)
date
2014-07-10T08:35:41Z (accessioned)
2016-07-10T08:30:12Z (available)
2014 (issued)
degree
Biomedical Engineering (discipline)
embargo
2016-07-10 (terms)
identifier
http://hdl.handle.net/10339/39320 (uri)
language
en (iso)
publisher
Wake Forest University
title
Validation and Evaluation of Cortical and Full Skull Thickness Changes with Age and Sex
type
Thesis

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