Imaging library launched for traumatic brain injury

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The American College of Radiology (ACR) is working with the nonprofit research organization Cohen Veterans Bioscience to create a reference library for neuroradiologists, neurologists, emergency docs and all others diagnosing, treating or researching mild traumatic brain injury (TBI).

The program will produce standardized MRI scans of thousands of adult volunteers, as well as neurocognitive assessments, to offer comparative data reflecting population-level variations in brain structure and function, according to a news release.

The work will initially roll out at Lackland Air Force Base, the University of Virginia, Baylor College of Medicine and the San Antonio Military Medical Center.

Magali Haas, MD, PhD, chief executive of Cohen Veterans Bioscience, says the library will provide “a diagnostic standard by which all individuals who suffer from a TBI can be assessed and receive immediate treatment.”

Alexander Norbash MD, chair of ACR’s Head Injury Institute, calls the development “a transformative opportunity.”

Click here to read the full announcement.