High Spatial Resolution MRI Unveils the Mystery of Moderate Traumatic Brain Injury
Qiang Shen 1 , Lora Talley Watts 1 , Shiliang Huang 1 , Michael O'Boyle 1 , Justin Alexander Long 1 , and Timothy Q Duong 1
Research Imaging Institute, The University
of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, San
Antonio, TX, United States
Although traumatic brain injury has been investigated
using variable imaging techniques, including MRI, the
relatively low spatial resolution has limited the
ability to determine tissue injury type and to predict
the tissue fate. Results previously reported are
controversial, and are seemingly dependent on the
severity of injury. Furthermore, prediction of tissue
fate in TBI using low resolution data is very difficult.
This study employed high spatial resolution MRI to
investigate moderate TBI longitudinally up to one month
post injury. This study provides a better delineation of
tissue injury types and assists in the prediction of
tissue fate following TBI.
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