After accident, most people are aware that an injury where the head is damaged, and/or bleeding is present, there is the possibility of a concussion or Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI). What people don’t often realize, and often goes undiagnosed, is Traumatic Brain Injury without a direct trauma to a person’s head. It is important to diagnose TBI after an injury has occurred. The earlier someone is diagnosed the better the outcome for the patient.
Injury Care Centers offers TBI evaluation using Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) and electroencephalogram (EEG). An MRI consists of is a device that uses powerful magnets, radio waves, and a computer to make detailed images of an internal injury. An electroencephalogram or EEG test detects the brain’s electrical activity using small electrodes that are painlessly placed on the head. These pick up subtle changes in the brain that allow for the diagnosis of disorders such as traumatic brain injury (TBI). After a thorough evaluation, our doctors will make a diagnosis.