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Magnetoencephalography (MEG) Used to Demonstrate Brain Injuries

A new study is being utilized to demonstrate traumatic brain injuries where the CT and MRI results were previously negative. These imaging scanners are now being used by medical practitioners to diagnose closed head injuries.

Medical practitioners are now using an advanced imaging scanner that was previously used to study epilepsy, strokes, to test for traumatic brain injuries. An advanced imaging scanner makes use of magnetoencephalography (MEG) technology to record detailed brain activity and create images of such to be studied by practitioners. The ability of the advanced imaging scanner to create detailed maps and images of brain activity make this perhaps the most useful instrument yet in studying brain injuries. However, more studies must be performed to determine just how useful this diagnostic tool will be in detecting traumatic brain injuries and how it will interplay with other nuclear (PET and SPECT scans) and non-nuclear (MRI of the brain with diffuse tensor imaging or susceptibility weighted imaging) diagnostic studies.

As a Clearwater personal injury attorney specializing in catastrophic injury and traumatic brain injury claims, this is exciting news. We are always looking for new tools to illustrate closed head injuries. I have many clients whom clinically present with closed head injuries but have negative brain MRI’s or SPECT/PET scans. This is an ever-evolving area of medicine with new information coming to light regularly.

Matthew A. Dolman, Esq., is a Clearwater personal injury attorney who limits his practice to physical injury claims stemming from the negligence exhibited by an individual or corporate entity. Matthew routinely handles first and third party insurance claims related to catastrophic injuries, traumatic brain injuries, wrongful death, automobile accidents and insurance carrier bad faith.