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Concussion injuries traditionally do not show up on basic medical imaging (X-Ray, CT Scan and MRI). There has been a concerted effort in the medical community to find diagnostic imaging which does show concussion injuries. Some of the approaches to concussion imaging include:
Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging is a technique which measures brain activity by detecting associated changes in blood flow. It is non-invasive and does not involve radiation.
Magnetoencephalography is a neuroimaging technique which measures brain activity by recording magnetic fields created by the brain’s electrical activity. It is non-invasive and does not involve radiation.
Electroencephalogram is a non-invasive procedure that uses electrodes (small flat metal discs) attached to the scalp with sticky paste, to measure electrical activity in the brain. The communication of brain cells via electrical impulses shows up as wavy lines on an EEG recording.
EP/VEP/VER – Evoked Potentials (e.g. Visual Evoked Potentials) or Evoked Response is a recording of the time it takes for a response from the brain and nervous system following presentation of a stimulus. The stimulus can be visual, auditory, or somatosensory.
The above is intended for informational purposes only. Always seek medical attention from a doctor or trained professional if a concussion is suspected.