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Brain Injury In High-def With Fiber Tracking

High Definition Fiber Tracking, a new type of imaging technology, shows injuries much like X-rays show a fractured bone, according to researchers in a report published online in the Journal of Neurosurgery. In the report, the researchers describe the case of a 32-year-old man who wasn’t wearing a helmet when his all-terrain vehicle crashed. The image shows the brain fibers that control right-sided limb movement were not damaged when the patient was hurt in the accident.

 

 

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Walt Schneider Laboratory