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Pittsburgh Team Reports New technology that enables visualization of
Traumatic Brain Injury
This new technology is called High Definition Fiber Tracking (HDFT) and provides a potential biomarker for TBI. It uses MRI to map brain cables or tracts in exquisite detail. HDFT visualizes the TBI induced breaks, quantifies the lost connections and can predict what brain functionality has been lost.
Just as the development of the X-Ray and CT scans transformed diagnostic abilities in orthopedics, HDFT may do the same for Traumatic Brain Injury. This technology will allow clinicians to observe and compare the integrity of 40 tracts in the brain. These tracts, much like the bones, are the support structures for brain functioning. In the past, damage to these support structures could rarely be detected or seen. Now, with HDFT, we can see the breaks of traumatic brain injury.
Go to website HDFT.info to get more information about the technology, news reports and studies. Click on our YouTube video to learn about a specific case and how the technology was utilized in it (3.5 minutes).