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Newberg Andrew B. MD; Alavi, Abass MD
Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation: December 1996
Issues for Practicing Clinicians 1996: Critical Review: PDF Only

Head trauma affects thousands of people every year. Neuroimaging techniques provide some of the most important diagnostic, prognostic, and pathophysiologic information in the management of brain injury. Anatomic imaging modalities can help assess intracranial hemorrhage, fractures, and other structural lesions. Functional imaging has been shown to be helpful in assessing the areas of the brain affected by the trauma, as well as in determining long-term prognosis and rehabilitation potential. This article will review the current uses of neuroimaging techniques in head trauma and delineate future applications.

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