New Technology Aids the Detecting TBI

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A new handheld infrared scanner used by Emergency Medical personnel can detect bleeding in the brain and identify individuals who require timely intervention to avoid more extensive brain injuries caused by delayed treatment. The device is being used by the U.S. military and continues to be “tweaked” to improve its performance under adverse conditions. In civilian application, ambulance crews and EMT’s will be equipped with the infrared scanner at the scene of an accident.

New technology is vital to detecting and treating brain injury and ultimately to reducing the lifelong disabilities which are associated with moderate and severe injuries.

Click here to read about the device:

http://mashable.com/2013/01/23/infrascanner-detects-brain-trauma/

 

Taglines: traumatic brain injury; infrared scanner; detecting TBI

About Rolf Gainer Ph.D.

Dr. Rolf Gainer is the founder of the Neurologic Rehabilitation Institute at Brookhaven Hospital in Tulsa, Oklahoma as well as the Neurological Rehabilitation Institute of Ontario, in Toronto, Canada. Dr. Gainer is a psychologist with more than twenty-five years of experience in the treatment and rehabilitation of individuals with brain injuries and a dual diagnosis. Dr. Gainer has designed and operated innovative rehabilitation programs in the United States and Canada for individuals who have been regarded as difficult to serve. He is currently involved in conducting two outcome studies related to the long-term issues faced by individuals with brain injuries and a dual diagnosis. He has presented papers throughout the United States and Canada in many professional conferences and educational forums.
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