80% of the 1.5 million TBIs (traumatic brain injuries) handled every year are considered mild. Basically, a mild traumatic brain injury is often known as concussion. This is loss of consciousness and confusion or disorientation. It’s usually shorter than 30 minutes and may have an initial GCS (Glasgow Coma Scale) of 13-15.
If you have suffered a mild traumatic brain injury, you may not have any visible pathology including contusions, hemorrhages and fractures. However, in the long run, you might have disabling cognitive, psychological, and even behavioral impairments. Sometimes, you may have employment disabilities. Indeed, recent studies reveal that psychiatric and neurologic problems are likely to persist in 10% to 15% of traumatic brain injury patients. Besides, these problems might be severe enough to the point that cognitive defect doesn’t return to a pre-injury state.
According to experts, an injury to the brain can result in a significant loss of your brain volume. This, in turn, initiates a series of neurological changes including the presence of specific biomarkers, neuroinflammatory changes, and other similar changes. Sometimes, these changes can cause even a younger brain to show symptoms that are common in older degenerative brains. The good news for traumatic brain injuries patients is that they can get their issues diagnosed using NeuroQuant imaging in Boise Idaho and other technologies and get the right treatment.
Using Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) scans and other sophisticated software for quantitative imaging to analyze the images has become an integral element in the process of assessing patients battling with traumatic brain injuries. Volumetric MRI analysis performed after TBI can offer medical practitioners with both regional and whole brain volumes, which can be analyzed over time. This is particularly meaningful as regional and global brain atrophy from a concussion or minor brain injury can be diagnosed even a year after the TBI.
NeuroQuant is one of the leading medical device software that can accurately and automatically segment and calculate a patient’s brain structure volumes from a 3D MR image. It is an indispensable tool that offers autonomic information regarding the human brain in a non-invasive way.
If you are a physician who specializes in the evaluation of traumatic brain injuries, the Triage Brain Atrophy report offers accurate volumetric measurements of 39 both left and right brain structures. It also indicates the brain structure volume of the patient as compared to a healthy population.
These details can offer a physician an accurate indication of the exact location in a patient’s brain structure volumes are compared with their gender-and-age-matched peers. The report also offers critical supporting quantitative volumetric data to help medical practitioners in the daily tasks in the assessment of traumatic brain injuries and understanding their patients better.