MRI and Mild Traumatic Brain Injury

Click on the links below to watch Dr. Ross' six-part series on how an MRI can assist with diagnosing and treating patients with traumatic brain injuries.

Part 1 - This video discusses the importance of MRI technology and its application to traumatic brain injury. Part one focuses on the history of brain imaging techniques ranging from CT scanning to modern MRI scanning. FreeSurfer and NeuroQuant, computer-automated techniques for measuring brain volume, are introduced.

Part 2 - This video discusses basic aspects of NeuroQuant®, which is an FDA approved software program for measuring brain MRI volume in human subjects. 

Part 3 - This video examines a patient case example which used the NeuroQuant® Standard analysis. The NeuroQuant® Extended analysis methods are introduced.

Part 4 -  This video examines another patient case example using NeuroQuant® software. The NeuroQuant® images are reconstructed in a 3D manner. The 3D images help visualize the individual's brain anatomy understand volumetric changes.

Part 5 - This video explains the difference between a cross-sectional (1 point in time) and longitudinal (2 points in time) design. The video examines the strength of the longitudinal design and its application to patients with traumatic brain injury.

Part 6 - This video illustrates the morph movie technique applied to NeuroQuant® brain images. The morph movie technique allows for brain changes over time to become more easily visible. This video segment also includes suggestions for using NeuroQuant and MRI in patients with traumatic brain injury, from clinical and medicolegal points of view.