How soft tissue changes



How does the elasticity of children’s bodies change as they grow? We need your help to study this using a new magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) technique called magnetic resonance elastography (MRE).

WHO CAN PARTICIPATE? Healthy kids and adolescents between 5 and 18 years of age who can have an MRI scan.

WHY PARTICIPATE? This research will help us to better understand how the soft tissues of the human body change during childhood and adolescence. This information is needed for many reasons, some of which include:

  • To develop better computer models for use in surgical simulation;
  • For the development of crash test dummies and developing crash testing standards for vehicles;
  • As baseline data for healthy children against which changes caused by disease can be assessed.

All participants will be reimbursed $50 to cover their travel costs and time associated with participating in the study.

If you have any questions, or if you are interested in participating, please contact Lauriane Jugé on 02-9399-1872 or via


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