Michigan Attorney Explains Testing for TBI Diagnosis

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A traumatic brain injury (TBI) usually results from a violent blow or jolt to the head. Auto accidents, bullets, shattered pieces of skull can also cause a traumatic brain injury. David Christensen is a traumatic brain injury attorney, who also has many years of experience dealing with auto accident injury cases. He has represented thousands of people with mild to severe TBI.

The brain is a very complex organ, and it can be difficult to diagnose and treat TBI. Doctors often perform two types of tests to determine the extent of the injury. Neurophysiological assessment is a standardized testing method that measures language, movement, memory, IQ, and sense of taste or smell. Special MRI’s (magnetic resonance imaging) known as diffusion tensor imaging are also being used to measure the amount of fluid in the brain and detect areas where flow is disrupted.