A New Diagnostic Tool For Traumatic Brain Injuries
Traumatic brain injuries are common in traffic accidents. Usually, the severity of a brain injury is determined by neuroimaging, which is taking a photo of the brain, assessing the consciousness of the patient, and seeing whether they suffer from amnesia. The Glasgow Coma Scale is also used, which rates a patient’s eye, motor, and verbal response. However, scientists may have discovered a new way to indicate the severity of a TBI, which could improve diagnosis and the severity of a brain injury following an accident.