As important as treatments are to mitigate pathology within muscle, the ability to assess such treatment is just as critical. Previously, our lab has developed magnetic resonance imaging / spectroscopy techniques to assess and quantify the state of muscle health in pathologic states. We've built upon those findings, developing a new technology, near infrared optical imaging, to assess the state and health of muscle through a well controlled injury model.
In our first manuscript in this realm, we delve into the potential of NIR optical imaging as a feasible modality to measure injury and recovery of non-dystrophic muscle, as a foundation for future experiments!
I'm a current MD-PhD candidate, working hard to help treat and manage muscular dystrophies