Brain Mapping Technology helps predict long term effects of TBI.

May 16, 2013, Kitchener, Ontario

Posted by: Robert Deutschmann, Personal Injury Lawyer

A new application of an existing medical imaging technology could help predict long-term damage in patients with traumatic brain injury, according to a recent UC San Francisco study.  According to the article released on the UCSF website magnetoencephalography imaging (MEG)  is being used to map brain activity in healthy and TBI patients. MEGs take only a minute or two to conduct, and they give a much clearer view of brain activity than other imaging techniques.

The researchers hope to gather the connectivity information in healthy brains to create a template that they can compare injured brains to.  They hope to compare that against those with TBI using computer algorithms. The results of the comparisons should allow the researchers to detect the areas of the brain that have abnormally high or low activity. 

Scientists then hope to track the recovery from TBI, and to detect areas of long term damage allowing for better treatment for patients.

The most common forms of TBI are suffered by athletes, those involved in motor vehicle collisions, and workplace/occupational injuries.

 

 

 

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