Search Tag: mTBI

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MRI-Type Imaging Predicts Impact From Combat Brain Injury

2016 04 Apr

Diffusion tensor imaging (DTI), a type of MRI, may be able to predict functional post-deployment outcomes for veterans who sustained mild traumatic brain injury (MTBI), or concussion, during combat, according to a new study published in the journal Radiology. Recently, there has been a dramatic rise in the incidence of combat-related MTBI, with more than... Read more

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MRI Shows ‘Brain Scars’ in Military Personnel with Blast-related Concussion

2015 15 Dec

MRI shows brain damage in a high percentage of active duty U.S. military personnel who suffered blast-related mild traumatic brain injury (MTBI), or concussion, according to a study published in the journal Radiology. Researchers used MRI to study 834 military service members with MTBI related to blast injuries. MRI scans revealed the presence of white... Read more

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Older Patients Recover More Slowly from Concussion

2015 06 Oct

A new study published in the journal Radiology indicates that older people may have a more difficult time recovering from mild traumatic brain injury (MTBI) or concussion. The finding could help to inform the development of separate management strategies for different age groups following concussion."Old age has been recognised as an independent predictor... Read more

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Memory after Concussion

2015 28 Apr

A new study published in Radiology indicates that women may have a more difficult time than men in recovering from concussion, also known as mild traumatic brain injury (MTBI). “In clinical practice, more women than men seek medical attention due to persistent symptoms after MTBI at a ratio of almost 2:1,” said lead author, Chi-Jen Chen, MD, Department... Read more

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DTI Helps Clinicians Better Predict mTBI Outcomes

2014 19 Sep

According to a new study published in the Journal of Neurotrauma, Diffusion Tensor Imaging (DTI), a specialised magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) technique that detects microstructural changes in brain tissue, can help physicians better predict the likelihood of poor clinical outcomes following mild traumatic brain injury as compared to other conventional... Read more

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Concussions: Men Have Longer Recovery Time

2014 06 May

A recent study of concussion patients using diffusion tensor imaging (DTI), entitled “Sex Differences in White Matter Abnormalities after Mild Traumatic Brain Injury: Localization and Correlation with Outcome”, found that females recovered faster after concussion than males did.The findings are published online in the journal Radiology and show that... Read more

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