If you or a loved one has suffered a head injury in a car crash, your doctors might use several methods or tests to determine whether you have suffered a traumatic brain injury (TBI), issue a diagnosis, and prepare an appropriate treatment plan. TBI testing is a necessary step in the diagnosis and recovery process.
Neuropsychological testing is one of the most common tests used to detect TBI. This pen-and-paper test can take a full day, and sometimes two. It tests your memory, use of language, reading ability, IQ, and even senses like smell and taste. Doctors can use the results from this very precise test to determine which parts of your brain have been damaged, if any, and prepare a rehabilitation program suited to your needs.
Your doctor may also have you complete an MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) test, which uses an elaborate machine to create an image of your brain. DTI (diffuse tensor imaging) is a very advanced form of MRI that was originally developed for veterans coming back from war with traumatic brain injures. It helps the doctor actually see the brain injury where they never could before, so they can more clearly understand your injury and the parts of the brain affected by it.
If you have suffered a traumatic brain injury, you need a team of experts to help you get back on your feet. Doctors and medical professionals will outline a treatment program to aid your rehabilitation. You also need experienced attorneys to work with your insurance company and make sure your medical bills get paid. The lawyers at Christensen Law in Southfield, Michigan, are experts at handling brain injury cases. They understand the injury, the tests, and the treatments, and can get you the help you need.