MRI and Mild Traumatic Brain Injury – Part 1

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This video (Part 1 of 6) discusses the importance of MRI technology and its application to traumatic brain injury. Part one focuses on the history of brain imaging techniques ranging from CT scanning to modern MRI scanning. FreeSurfer and NeuroQuant, computer-automated techniques for measuring brain volume, are introduced.

This is an updated version of a lecture Dr. Ross gave several times from 2011 to 2012 in university settings and at national scientific meetings.

Dr. Ross is the director of the Virginia Institute of Neuropsychiatry and clinical
assistant professor at Virginia Commonwealth University. The Virginia Institute of Neuropsychiatry is an organization dedicated to the understanding and treatment of patients with neuropsychiatric and general psychiatric disorders. Dr. Ross is dual-board certified in general psychiatry and neuropsychiatry. He specializes in the treatment of outpatients with mild to moderate traumatic brain injury.

Dr. Ross and his colleagues at VIN have no financial conflict or interest related to NeuroQuant or its maker, CorTechs Labs.

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Alisha AT HarringtonHigherLearningInitiatives says:

Can someone help me with a couple questions….is it true that 1 in 50 people are born with some type of extra blood vessel in the brain that can resemble a small hemorhage? And what would/could a large grey cloud indicate around the base of brain or top of cervical spine at the neck?

Virginia Institute of Neuropsychiatry says:

That's right.  NeuroQuant is much better at identifying brain atrophy (shrinking) than radiologists.  Details: In a more recent analysis of data from our patients with mild to moderate TBI, we found that the full battery of NeuroQuant analyses identified brain atrophy (shrinking) in 96% of the patients, vs. a 13% positive identification rate based on the radiologists' traditional method of simple visual inspection.  The article describing this study, "Man vs. Machine Part 2: Comparison of Radiologists’ Interpretations and NeuroQuant® Measures of Brain Asymmetry and Progressive Atrophy in Patients with Traumatic Brain Injury" will be published soon in the Journal of Neuropsychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences.

Steinger, Greene & Feiner says:

This video discusses something very important to remember about traumatic brain injury patients, and that is that sometimes brain scans such as a CT or MRI can come back as normal, but by using different methods, doctors can tell if there is a TBI.

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