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Neuroimaging of Traumatic Brain Injury

Department of Neuroradiology, Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA 94301, USA
Department of Radiology, David Grant Medical Center, Travis AFB, CA 94535, USA
Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA 90095, USA
Institute for Simulation and Training, University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL 32816, USA
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Med. Sci. 2019, 7(1), 2;
Received: 20 November 2018 / Revised: 12 December 2018 / Accepted: 14 December 2018 / Published: 20 December 2018
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Traumatic Brain Injury)
The purpose of this article is to review conventional and advanced neuroimaging techniques performed in the setting of traumatic brain injury (TBI). The primary goal for the treatment of patients with suspected TBI is to prevent secondary injury. In the setting of a moderate to severe TBI, the most appropriate initial neuroimaging examination is a noncontrast head computed tomography (CT), which can reveal life-threatening injuries and direct emergent neurosurgical intervention. We will focus much of the article on advanced neuroimaging techniques including perfusion imaging and diffusion tensor imaging and discuss their potentials and challenges. We believe that advanced neuroimaging techniques may improve the accuracy of diagnosis of TBI and improve management of TBI. View Full-Text
Keywords: concussion; traumatic brain injury; TBI; diffusion tensor imaging; perfusion imaging concussion; traumatic brain injury; TBI; diffusion tensor imaging; perfusion imaging
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Douglas, D.B.; Ro, T.; Toffoli, T.; Krawchuk, B.; Muldermans, J.; Gullo, J.; Dulberger, A.; Anderson, A.E.; Douglas, P.K.; Wintermark, M. Neuroimaging of Traumatic Brain Injury. Med. Sci. 2019, 7, 2.

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