Histogram based quantification of spinal cord injury level using somatosensory evoked potentials

Hasan Mir, Hasan Al-Nashash, Douglas Kerr, Nitish V Thakor, Angelo Homayoun All

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Abstract

This paper uses an entropy based metric to study the somatosensory evoked potential (SEP) in rodents afflicted with focal demyelination spinal cord injury (SCI). It ha sbeen shown that amplitude characteristics of the SEP signal are a strong indicator of the integrity of the spinal cord sensory pathways. Compared to conventional correlation based metrics, the metric used in this paper exploits the amplitude histogram of SEP signals to provide a robust assessment of the different degrees of demyelination in the spinal cord. Results are presented using actual SEP signals collected on rodents with various levels of SCI.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2010 Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBC'10
Pages4942-4945
Number of pages4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2010
Event2010 32nd Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBC'10 - Buenos Aires, Argentina
Duration: Aug 31 2010Sep 4 2010

Other

Other2010 32nd Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBC'10
CountryArgentina
CityBuenos Aires
Period8/31/109/4/10

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Keywords

  • Entropy
  • Somatosensory evoked potential (SEP)
  • Spinal cord injury (SCI)

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biomedical Engineering

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Mir, H., Al-Nashash, H., Kerr, D., Thakor, N. V., & All, A. H. (2010). Histogram based quantification of spinal cord injury level using somatosensory evoked potentials. In 2010 Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBC'10 (pp. 4942-4945). [5627238] https://doi.org/10.1109/IEMBS.2010.5627238