Types of Neuroimaging

Which MRIs are best? And what other imaging techniques are available for diagnosing TBI?

On an MRI, for example, you would want somebody to be using a larger magnet. Okay, so you would be looking for somebody who would be using a 3T magnet as opposed to a 1.5T magnet. So you're going to see more--the bigger the magnet, the more you're going to see. And you'd probably be looking for something, a protocol in the MRI called diffusion tensor imaging, which might pick up some disruption in the white matter tracts.
Posted on BrainLine March 15, 2011.

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