MRI Improves Long-Term Outcome Prediction for Patients With Mild Traumatic Brain Injury

brain-mri-partTwenty-seven percent of mTBI patients with a normal CT scan showed evidence of abnormalities on brain MRI.

MRI may be better than CT scans at predicting whether patients with mild traumatic brain injuries (mTBI) are likely to have persistent neurologic problems, according to the results of a clinical trial published in the December 2012 Annals of Neurology.

Approximately 15% of patients with mTBI have measurable neurologic deficits at one year after injury, but clinicians have no definitive method of predicting patient outcomes. [Read more…]