Brain Trauma

SPECT imaging can identify and assess brain trauma. There are millions of people in this country with brain injuries that have gone undiagnosed. People often think you have to lose consciousness to sustain a brain injury.

This is simply not true. Loss of consciousness often has more to do with the location of the force than the severity of the injury. We have seen people sustain brain injuries without hitting their head. Whiplash from a car accident is a good example. The brain is injured from the inside. The brain, soft like butter, floats inside the skull, the hardest bone in the body. Fast acceleration or deceleration from an auto accident can cause the brain to bounce off the many bony ridges inside the skull, resulting in brain injury.

Many brain injuries are akin to a bruise. If you get hit in the arm, it may take awhile for the bruise to appear. Think of brain injury in the same manner.