Multimodal Mapping of Nerve Pathology with Magnetoelectric Sensors
The objective of project B6 is the non-invasive mapping of nerve function and dysfunction (pathology) by a combination of magnetoelectric (ME) sensor sampling with ultrasound or magnetic resonance (MR) imaging. In step 1, we will establish the experimental set-up with the measurement and analysis pipeline using a phantom. In step 2, we will adapt these to in vivo conditions (healthy human nerve). Finally, in step 3, we will examine patient cohorts with different types of nerve pathology and assess added value of the novel multimodal nerve mapping in comparison to established electrical nerve conduction studies.