Long Term Damage From Mild TBI Confirmed By Neuro-Imaging
Defense lawyers in mild TBI cases typically argue that any damage to the brain from mild TBI is quickly reversed and that MTBI symptoms should be gone within a few months if the victim is not faking or exaggerating. But is this defense claim true? Neuro-radiologist Pratik Mukherjee, M.D., PhD., of the prestigious UCSF Medical Center just published a study in the 4/19/13 issue of the Journal of Neurosurgery showing “abnormally decreased functional connectivity” years after the occurrence of mild TBI.
To make this finding he used a relatively new imaging technique known as magnetoencephalography (MEG) which maps brain activity by recording magnetic fields produced by natural electrical currents in the brain.