New Imaging System Technology Helps Make Identifying Brain Injuries Easier

January 13, 2014

Concussions and other traumatic brain injuries are considered to be “invisible illnesses” because symptoms  are not obvious or noticed easily. The Arkansas Brain Injury Lawyers with Rainwater, Holt & Sexton explain the difficulty in seeing the signs of such illness can also make it extremely difficult for doctors to diagnose such conditions. However, a new form of testing may be able to help doctors better identify and treat serious brain injuries.

An article from the MIT Technology Review states that a former minor-league hockey player has launched a company that uses an inexpensive form of electronic imaging to examine the brain for injuries such as concussions. Typically, when such an injury is suspected, doctors and trainers can only ask the victims a series of questions to determine if they have suffered a brain injury. Now, a mobile “brain mapping system” is available using electroencephalography, or EEG, images to identify brain damage resulting from a blow to the head.

The testing is different then other imaging systems in that it can actually measure and identify changes in brain function, whereas imaging systems like CAT scans can only identify changes to the brain’s anatomy.

The Little Rock Personal Injury Attorneys with Rainwater, Holt & Sexton are aware of the serious ramifications a brain injury can have on a victim’s health and applaud the advancements in technology being used to treat these injuries.

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