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Traumatic Brain Injury and SPECT scans

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With an estimated 1.5 million traumatic brain injuries occurring in the United States every year, there is a great need for resources to diagnose and treat the injuries. Since early diagnosis and evaluation can greatly improve the treatment process, getting a brain SPECT scan after the injury occurs can be very beneficial.

Brain SPECT imaging is different from MRI or CT scans. SPECT scans measure blood flow and activity patterns, allowing the doctor to see which areas of the brain ...

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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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