Portable and Non-invasive Device for the Diagnosis of Traumatic Brain Injuries

Description:

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Portable and Non-invasive Device for the Diagnosis of Traumatic Brain Injuries

 

Present State of the Art

Mild traumatic brain injuries (TBI) or concussions are diagnosed by neuropsychological tests to evaluate the cognitive functioning and basic sensory-motor processes.

 

Problem with the Current Art

Neuropsychological testing is a lengthy and complex process, and is not typically performed immediately after the occurrence of the injury.

 

Advantage of Present Art

Researchers at GRU determined methods to measure subtle structural changes in the optic nerve sheath that are definitive indicators of mild TBI using ultrasonography. The required instrumentation is portable and mobile in nature. Injuries could be evaluated immediately at the place of incidence. This technology has tremendous potential for the prevention of Second Impact Syndrome.

 

GRU #2014-025

 

Patent Information:
Category(s):
Diagnostics
For Information, Contact:
Partha Choudhury
Augusta University
Inventors:
Matthew Lyon
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