Advanced Imaging Tools in the Study of Mild Traumatic Brain Injury (mTBI)
We will utilize a set of imaging modalities including computed tomography (CT), positron emission tomography (PET), and a suite of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) tools, to investigate the changes in the human brain resulting from mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI).
Mild Traumatic Brain Injury
|Study Design:||Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Cross-Sectional
|Official Title:||Advanced Imaging Tools in the Study of Mild Traumatic Brain Injury|
|Study Start Date:||December 2010|
Mild traumatic brain injury patients
Subjects who have a verifiable diagnosis of mild traumatic brain injury sustained within 24 months prior to enrollment
Normal, healthy adults with no history of brain injury.
We will recruit mTBI subjects and control subjects. Each subject will undergo the set of imaging modalities, and the results will be analyzed for differences at the structural, physiological, and molecular levels. The long term goal of this research is the development of a method to diagnose mTBI based on physical markers. This is a phased project beginning with a pilot study followed by future studies with larger sample sizes.
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT01044615
|United States, Ohio|
|Kettering Health Network|
|Kettering, Ohio, United States, 45429|
|Principal Investigator:||Jason Parker, PhD||Kettering Health Network|