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Neuroimaging in Traumatic Brain Injury

  • Sherman C. Stein

Abstract

The ideal neuroimaging study for the patient with concussion depends primarily on what one is seeking and what types of studies are available to satisfy that need. There is a variety of tests that can be ordered, therefore it is usually the time since the injury and the patient’s symptoms that dictate what one should be concerned about, and which test is most useful. Accordingly, this chapter is partially addressing this issue and may help medical practitioner to further appreciate possible brain structural changes and functional abnormalities as result of concussion.

Keywords

Neuroimaging MRI Computer tomography (CT) MRS 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Sherman C. Stein
    • 1
  1. 1.University of Pennsylvania School of MedicineUSA

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