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Case Studies

Traumatic Brain Injury


Detecting Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) with BEST scan


Demonstrate the ability of the BEST scan system to detect the absence or presence of traumatic brain injury as diagnosed through the Glasgow Coma Scale; specific sections of SCAT3, LOC, AOC, and imaging.


All subjects who met study criteria and presented to the ED with mild, moderate or severe TBI were enrolled in the study. Subjects aged 18-65 who presented with acrute head trauma within 0-72 hours of presentation who were free of neurological, severe psychological disorders, history of substance or alcohol abuse, current diagnosis or undergoing treatment for cancer, radiation, and head injury within last two years were enrolled and were classified as the TBI population.

Preliminary Results

A total of 53 subjects were enrolled at University of Iowa. 21 subjects were enrolled and diagnosed with mild TBIs, 32 controls. Of the 21 subjects, only 6 had an abnormal CT scan. Preliminary results indicate that the BEST scan system has the ability to detect the presence and absence of TBI even when imaging results illustrate normality (AUC = .98)

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