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RSNA 2019: MRI Innovation in Concussion Analysis

2019 03 Dec

New research from New York University (NYU) sheds light on how damage from mild traumatic brain injury, or concussion, affects your cognitive function.     Transmission of information between the brain's left and right hemispheres is via the corpus callosum, a bundle of nerve fibres that carries signals between the two sides. Concussions are harmful... Read more

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Improving the efficiency and safety of regional anaesthesia with point-of-care ultrasound

2017 27 Sep

Dr Jim Corcoran carries out an ultrasound scan using the SonoSite instrument Ultrasound guidance is proving invaluable for the regional neurosurgical centre at the Salford Royal Hospital, helping to improve safety, save time and enhance the patient experience. Jim Corcoran, consultant neuroanaesthetist and clinical director for perioperative... Read more

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Key Reasons for Repeated CT in Trauma Transfers

2017 24 Jan

Trauma patients often undergo repeated CT scans when being initially examined in another hospital and then are being transferred to a trauma centre, according to a Swiss study published in European Journal of Radiology. Problems with the CT image data transfer were identified as the main reason for CT repetition. See Also : CT for Atraumatic Headache... Read more

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Surge in CT for Minor Injuries in California

2016 19 Jan

A new study shows increased use of CTs in patients with non-serious injuries, such as fractures or neck strain, treated in emergency departments at California hospitals. The UCSF-led study, which tracked the use of the imaging from 2005 to 2013, found that CTs were more likely to be ordered in hospitals that were designated high-level trauma centres.... Read more

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Ruling out CT for Minor Head Trauma

2015 29 Dec

Combinations of history and physical examination features in clinical decision rules can identify patients with minor head trauma at low risk of severe intracranial injuries, and for whom head CT may not be necessary. The findings are based on a systematic review conducted by Joshua S. Easter, MD, MSc, of the Department of Emergency Medicine, University... 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... 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... Read more

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Brain Injury Patterns Linked to Post-traumatic Depression, Anxiety

2015 16 Jun

A new MRI study published in the journal Radiology has found distinct injury patterns in the brains of people with concussion-related depression and anxiety. The findings may open the door to improved treatment and understanding of these common disorders, according to researchers. Understanding what triggers psychiatric disorders like depression,... Read more