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By On March 14th, 2017

“Microwave Helmet” May Help Evaluate Traumatic Brain Injuries

A new “microwave helmet” may be able to quickly identify bleeding in the brain after a traumatic brain injury, according to a small study recently published in the Journal of Neurotrauma. The portable device uses microwave technology to quickly evaluate brain injuries and could potentially give healthcare professionals essential information in the moments immediately after…

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By On December 28th, 2016

Diagnosing Brain Injuries With a Hearing Test?

Scientists are looking everywhere imaginable in the hunt for an objective test for concussions. Most studies have focused on advanced imaging techniques and blood tests, but there are other ways researchers are attempting to scientifically diagnose brain injuries. One such attempt may be onto something, as a small study published in the journal Scientific Reports…

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By On April 20th, 2016

Could This Ultrasound Helmet Be Used To Diagnose Concussions?

A new test using ultrasound waves to diagnose concussions may soon make it easier and cheaper to accurately evaluate brain injuries immediately after they happen, according to research presented at the American Academy of Neurology’s 68th Annual Meeting this month. The researchers from Neural Analytics have designed a portable helmet capable of quickly and accurately…

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By On July 30th, 2015

A Blood Test May Be Able To Gauge Brain Injury Severity

Findings published in the Journal of Neurotrauma claim a new blood test can not only quickly identify traumatic brain injury, but also accurately determine the severity of the injury. If validated, these findings could improve emergency room concussion identification methods and help pinpoint patients who may benefit from extra therapy or experimental treatments. “Compared to…

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By On July 6th, 2015

Neuroimaging Study Claims To Distinguish TBI From PTSD

Researchers claim to have found key differences between Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) by comparing more than 20,000 brain scans. TBI and PTSD have been notoriously difficult to distinguish from each other because they share many symptoms. “This discovery is breakthrough information for anyone diagnosed with either TBI or PTSD or…

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By On July 2nd, 2015

New Brain Injury Assessment Tool Gets Cleared By The FDA

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently approved a new handheld medical device used to assess brain injuries soon after they happen. The Ahead 200 was cleared by the FDA in May 2015 to assist clinicians in evaluating mildly-presenting brain injury patients. The device was developed by the U.S. Army Medical Research and Material…

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