An Overview of Traumatic Brain Injuries
Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) occur when the brain’s normal function is interrupted by a bump, blow, or jolt to the head. TBIs are caused by a number of reasons including slip and falls, blows to the head, motor vehicle collisions, assaults, and blasts or explosions. To test for a TBI, doctors use diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) which is a specific type of MRI sequence. Experiencing a mild or moderate TBI can have lasting hardships on your health including impaired working memory, delayed information processing speed, poor sleep quality, and decreased cognitive performance. Take time to learn about traumatic brain injuries including how they are caused and the lasting impact they have on a person’s health.
Patients can be imaged locally in most cases.