The National Intrepid Center of Excellence (NICoE), a directorate of Walter
Reed National Military Medical Center, is making large strides in researching
and treating traumatic brain injuries of varying degrees. Research dives
into “the structure and metabolic activity in the brain, how it
metabolizes glucose, where the blood flow is, and the electrical activity
in the brain.” Moreover, this location is working tirelessly to
push new research methods and integrate a variety of treatments to help
patients of all walks of life.
A U.S. Department of Defense article entitled
Research, Technology Aid Efforts to Help TBI Patients discusses, in great detail, the state of the art treatment options that
the NICoE has on-site. For example, NICoE currently houses a magnetoencephalography
(MEG) scanner, ActiGraph, standard measuring tools (PET CT, CT, 3 Tesla
MRI, a magnetic resonance spectroscopy, etc.) along with a number of other
dedicated imaging devices for traumatic brain injury patients. Using these
tools, researchers hope to make significant insights into understanding
the physiological basis of symptoms of TBI.
Follow the link above for more information on this new research.
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