Posts Tagged 'brain injury'

The Importance of Brain SPECT Imaging

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If you’ve been researching mental health issues, you may have heard the term brain SPECT imaging. Brain SPECT imaging (SPECT stands for Single Photon Emission Computed Tomography) is a sophisticated nuclear medicine study that produces clear, real-time pictures of blood flow and activity in the brain. A compound is injected into the patient’s blood stream, making its way to the brain where it emits pulses of energy that light up active areas.

While imaging tests such as X-rays show what structures ...

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Recovery From A Traumatic Brain Injury

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The recovery process from a traumatic brain injury requires patience, dedication and both physical and mental treatments. Since every case is different, every survivor’s treatment and recovery time will vary greatly. However, the sooner the process begins, the faster the injured person can return to their normal life or adjust to whatever their new normal may be.

In addition to the physical symptoms of a traumatic brain injury, the survivor may feel confused, angry, depressed and anxious. Inappropriate behavior and substance ...

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Traumatic Brain Injuries in Children

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One of the scariest things that can happen to a child is a head injury. All kids fall or bump their heads quite a few times as they learn to walk, run, climb and play. Often, these are minor injuries that do no lasting damage. However, there are also many thousands of children each year who suffer a traumatic brain injury (TBI). This can result in temporary or permanent damage. Immediate treatment is the best way to prevent lasting harm. ...

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Sports-Related Traumatic Brain Injury

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Nearly 300,000 sports-related traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) occur each year in the United States.1 Athletes involved in sports such as football, hockey and boxing are at significant risk of TBI due to the high level of contact inherent in these sports. Head injuries are also extremely common in sports such as cycling, baseball, basketball and skateboarding. Unfortunately, many sports head injuries lead to permanent brain damage or worse. TBI, is ...

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