Researchers at Harvard have been looking into new imaging techniques for the brain. When it was developed, diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) was/is being used for schizophrenic patients for its ability to look into the white matter of the brain.
As we posted in “What Happen In A Concussion?” the white matter is where a lot of the changes occur. With current technologies the white matter does not show up due to its density and reflectivity under normal MRI/CT imaging.
Rebecca Greenfield of The Atlantic wrote an article that made press about 10 minutes ago about the DTI imaging and how it may help with minor head trauma and concussions.
Neuroscientists are coming to realize that brain injuries are far more complicated than once thought. While severe concussions have long been the metric for trauma, many small hits to the brain can cause disorders, too — and they are wickedly difficult to diagnose. Continue reading