Biomarkers in Neuroimaging for TBI

Biomarkers are anything that can measure acutely and then identify the prognosis or future development of a person's brain injury. Neuroimaging is used as a way to measure these biomarkers.

A lot of people think of biomarkers as something you can measure and blend that will tell you about what's going on in a traumatic brain injury. But you can also think of a biomarker as really anything that you can measure acutely that will tell you about the prognosis or the future development of the brain injury in that patient, and in that definition, we can think of imaging--neuroimaging-- as a way to measure biomarkers, both with spectroscopy and with other types of imaging techniques.
Posted on BrainLine July 20, 2012.

Produced by Victoria Youcha, Brian King, and Jared Schaubert, BrainLine.

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In general, is SPECT scanning that measures blood flow in different areas of the brain useful after TBI?