How important is susceptibility-weighted imaging in mild traumatic brain injury?


Eldeş T. , Beyazal Ç. , Bilir Ö., Ersunan G., Yavaşi Ö., Turan A., ...More

Ulusal travma ve acil cerrahi dergisi = Turkish journal of trauma & emergency surgery : TJTES, vol.26, pp.574-579, 2020 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 26
  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Doi Number: 10.14744/tjtes.2019.35485
  • Title of Journal : Ulusal travma ve acil cerrahi dergisi = Turkish journal of trauma & emergency surgery : TJTES
  • Page Numbers: pp.574-579
  • Keywords: Axonal injury, microhemorrhage, mild traumatic brain injury, susceptibility-weighted, WHITE-MATTER INJURY, CEREBRAL MICROBLEEDS, HEAD-INJURY, 3T, RELIABILITY

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) is a public health problem that is recognized as a "silent epidemic" in its late stages due to undiagnosed axonal damage rated 13 and above on the Glasgow Coma Scale (GCS). Injury-related microhemorrhages often cannot be detected on computed tomography (CT) scans and conventional magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). This study aims to investigate whether susceptibility-weighted imaging is feasible in mTBI patients.