Imaging of Traumatic Brain Injury 1st edition
Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) is a leading cause of mortality and morbidity among youth in the United States. Patients with TBI are managed by a multidisciplinary group of medical professions, including Emergency Medicine, Trauma Surgery, Neurosurgery, Neurology, and Rehabilitation Medicine. Significant advancements in the management of TBI patients have been made in the last several years. Despite the marked improvement of clinical care, however, many patients still live with disabilities and suffer the sequelae of TBI, which may significantly impact their quality of life. This Imaging of Traumatic Brain Injury 1st edition textbook is designed to target a large audience, including radiology residents and fellows, as well as neuroradiologists in various clinical settings.
It will also appeal to general radiologists that interpret imaging studies for trauma patients and other medical subspecialties, such as Emergency Medicine, Neurosurgery, and Neurology. This Imaging of Traumatic Brain Injury 1st edition book was designed to provide an “image-rich” textbook aligned with the recent emphasis on the case-based learning style. It is intended to cover a large population of TBI case materials beyond traumatic brain injury, including penetrating injury, pediatric TBI, extracranial injuries such as maxillofacial injury, orbital injury, and skull base injury.
Written by experts in the field, this Imaging of Traumatic Brain Injury 1st edition textbook contains over 250 high-quality images with numerous pearls and summary boxes for easy and quick reference in the clinical setting. Without question, imaging plays a significant role in the management of TBI patients. CT still serves as primary imaging study to triage TBI patients who need emergent surgery from those who can be safely observed in the acute trauma setting. Brain MR is well known to demonstrate more TBI lesions than CT.
Brain MR imaging has been utilized increasingly in TBI patients as a problem-solving tool as well as a means to predict the outcome of patients with severe TBI. Some challenges remain, such as being able to accurately detect those patients with mild forms of TBI who are suffering from prolonged post-traumatic symptoms where CT or conventional brain MR reveals no abnormality. Advanced MR imaging and physiologic imaging tools are expected to play a larger role in the future to address this issue.