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Brain Injury Awareness Month: Types of Traumatic Brain Injury Diagnosis

March is Brain Injury Awareness Month, which calls attention to different types of brain injuries, symptoms they may present, and how they are diagnosed. The theme for this year’s Brain Injury Awareness Month is “Change Your Mind” to de-stigmatize brain injury. Below, we will discuss the different tests available to diagnose various types of traumatic brain injury.

What is a traumatic brain injury?

Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is characterized by unexpected damage to the brain caused by a blow or trauma to the head. TBI can be caused by a variety […]

New MRI Technique Helps Pave the Way to Help Veterans

“About 320,000 American troops have sustained traumatic brain injuries in Iraq and Afghanistan.” This number is shockingly high, and as doctors, we want to do everything we can to help them. That’s why a new study by Dr. David L. Brody and others at Washington University (while collaborating with Landstuhl Regional Medical Center in Germany) worked to find how blasts affected the human brain.

The study called for a highly sensitive type of MRI, a diffusion tensor imaging. Most MRI machines have the capability, and while it doesn’t take longer/cost more, the techniques have yet to be perfected. The way it […]