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Figure 6: Diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) parameters after injury. Parameters (y-axis, in mm2/s) for the proximal section of TA muscles from wild-type (yellow triangles) and mdx (blue squares) mice are plotted against force loss (x-axis, in % loss compared to pre-injury torque). Parameters include (a) mean diffusivity (MD), (b) axial diffusivity (AD), (c) fractional anisotropy (FA), (d) radial diffusivity (RD). (e) shows T2 (ms) also presented plotted against force loss. Presenting the data in this way, one can see that as there is a loss in force, there is a greater change in the diffusion parameters for the mdx mice than with the wild-type mice.