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New Ways To Demonstrate Mild Traumatic Brain Injury

An article in USA Today, "Mild Brain injuries are now easier for doctors to detect" reports on research presented to the annual meeting of the Society for Neuroscience.

The researchers reported that by combining tow advance brain scanning techniques, MEG (magnetoencephalography) and DTI (diffusion tensor imaging), they were able to discover brain injury that conventional MRI and CT studies had missed. 

According to one of the researchers, "The scan combination is substantially more sensitive than conventional CT and MRI in detecting subtle neuronal injury in mild TBI."

This is very promising research to objectively quantify this "invisible injury".

You can read the full story on brain imaging techniques  by clicking here.

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