Functional neuroradiology of traumatic brain injury

Matilde Inglese, Eytan Raz

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Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is one of the most important causes of morbidity and mortality in the modern world. Each year in USA alone, more than two million people sustain a head trauma, and 10% of these injuries are fatal [1]. In addition, 10% of survivors experience neurological deficits of varying degrees [2], and it is estimated that as many as 5.3 million people are living in USA with disability related to TBI, approximately 2% of the population [3]. The leading cause of TBI is injury related to falls, followed by motor-vehicle or traffic collisions, and external cause of being “struck by or against” [1]. The classification of the clinical severity of TBI is based on the Glasgow Coma Scale (GCS) [4]. The GCS is a neurological scale that allows the recording of the level of consciousness through the assessment of eye, motor, and verbal responses. The severity distribution is approximately 80% mild (GCS score of 13-15), 10% moderate (GCS score of 12-9), and 10% severe (GCS scores of 8 or less).

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationFunctional Neuroradiology
Subtitle of host publicationPrinciples and Clinical Applications
PublisherSpringer US
Number of pages18
ISBN (Electronic)9781441903457
ISBN (Print)9781441903433
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2012
Externally publishedYes


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