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Research, Technology, Aid Effort To Help TBI Patients

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.

Have you or a loved one suffered a life-changing traumatic brain injury? Schedule a free consultation with a San Francisco brain injury lawyer at Scarlett Law Group. We can be reached at (415) 688-2176.


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