qSPECT Imaging for Traumatic Brain InjuryIf you have had multiple head injuries and  are experiencing cognitive, physical and emotional problems long after the injury, you may have a Traumatic Brain Injury. A TBI is caused by a bump, blow, or jolt to the head, or when an object pierces the skull and enters brain tissue.  The severity of a TBI may range from “mild” (commonly called a concussion) to “severe.”

qSPECT Imaging for Traumatic Brain Injury Can Help:

  • Patients with negative MRI and CT scans who are experiencing persistent symptoms long after their head injuries
  • Provide precise and real-time information to your doctors about what’s happening inside your brain and what areas have been affected by traumatic brain injury
  • Identify or rule out other brain conditions that have overlapping symptoms

Related Conditions: Concussion, ADD/ADHD, Bipolar Disorder

How CereScan Technology Helps Patients with Head & Brain Injuries

Symptoms of Traumatic Brain Injury

According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, everyone is at risk for a TBI, especially children and older adults. In fact, nearly 2.5 million emergency department  visits, hospitalizations or deaths are associated with TBI every year, the CDC reports. Symptoms can be both cognitive and physical and may include any number of the following:

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  • Memory issues or loss
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Headaches
  • Dizziness or loss of balance
  • Fatigue or drowsiness
  • Nausea with or without vomiting
  • Ringing in the ears
  • Trouble speaking
  • Dilation of one or both pupils
  • Loss of coordination or impaired motor skills
  • Weakness or numbness in extremities
  • Nervousness
  • Irritability

Many traumatic brain injuries lead to psychological issues, which can mimic the symptoms of other brain conditions. What may look like various psychological disorders and/or cognitive problems to a practitioner may actually be a mild to moderate brain injury. But your provider may not be able to “see” that without the objective evidence provided by qSPECT imaging.

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Case Study: The Tale of Two Brains

qSPECT Imaging for Traumatic Brain InjuryLeslie, 62, presented dementia-like symptoms and also experienced significant panic attacks and tremors. Additionally, no history of brain injury was reported and her prior CT and MRI scans appeared “normal.” Before visiting CereScan,  she said her treatment was failing and her symptoms were only getting worse. Leslie’s SPECT imaging findings showed significantly decreased blood flow in the cerebral cortex and normal blood flow in the posterior cingulate region of the brain, which ruled out dementia. However, the nature and locations of problem areas suggested Traumatic Brain Injury.

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