Recent Patents on Medical Imaging

Charles Bellows  
Chief Division of General Surgery
University of New Mexico
New Mexico
USA
Email: cbellows@salud.unm.edu

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Traumatic Brain Injuries and Diffusion Tensor Imaging – A Review

Author(s): Georgios K. Matis, Apostolos J. Tsiouris, Michail Karanikas, Theodossios A. Birbilis, Danilo O. de A. Silva, Olga I. Chrysou, Antonio Bernardo and Philip E. Stieg

Affiliation: Olin Hall, Room 1007, 445 East 69th Street, 10021, New York, NY, USA

Keywords: Diffuse axonal injury, diffusion tensor imaging, traumatic brain injury.

Abstract:

Traumatic brain injuries (TBI) constitute a major public health problem. The armamentarium of current neuroimaging includes many techniques, and diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) is one of the most prominent ones. Presently, it is used for studying mild, moderate and severe TBI in humans (children, adolescents and adults), as well as in animals. The main focus of DTI is the white matter tracts. Herein, the authors briefly present the philosophy, the applications and the findings of the current global research in this field and shed light on the potential future utilization of this technology. Furthermore, recent patents in manipulating acquired TBI images are reviewed with special emphasis being placed on the innovation of new magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) apparatus.

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Article Details

VOLUME: 2
ISSUE: 1
Page: [36 - 50]
Pages: 15
DOI: 10.2174/1877613211202010036