By Andreas Otte
In the previous 20 years a lot has been released on whiplash damage, but either the confusion concerning the situation and the medicolegal dialogue surrounding it have elevated. during this state of affairs, a consultant to contemporary and present overseas examine within the box is extra priceless than ever. specifically practical imaging tools – reminiscent of single-photon emission tomography, positron emission tomography, practical MRI, and hybrid ideas – have proven a number of major mind adjustments. This booklet hence bargains a severe method of the demanding interpretation of the recent study facts bought utilizing useful neuroimaging in whiplash damage. It covers all elements, together with the imaging instruments themselves and the various tools of photograph research. Whiplash harm: New tools of sensible Neuroimaging will optimistically aid sufferers, their relations and buddies, physicians, and others to appreciate this situation as a disease.
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Extra resources for Whiplash Injury: New Approaches of Functional Neuroimaging
1997b, adapted from Otte et al. (eds) (2004) Nuclear Medicine in Psychiatry, Springer, Heidelberg) In addition, in head injury, the typical contusion regions of postmortem brains have been investigated already by Courville, in 1937 (Courville 1937). These are shown in Fig. 8, and it can be seen that the posterior parietal occipital region is not a contusion localization in traumatic brain injury. In a study with FDG-PET, HMPAO-SPET, and MRI, Bicik et al. ” They compared the PET and SPET data, however not the MRI data, with 16 controls.
As the patients looked to the right side during the accident, a contusion mechanism could be discussed for the left frontal and the right posterior parietal occipital region, regardless if this was produced directly by hitting the head to the steering wheel or by the acceleration forces producing indirect head impact. If whiplash injury only was a form of mild head injury with a contusion mechanism, the additional left posterior parietal occipital hypoperfusion in the above patients could not be explained.
5). As the patients looked to the right side during the accident, a contusion mechanism could be discussed for the left frontal and the right posterior parietal occipital region, regardless if this was produced directly by hitting the head to the steering wheel or by the acceleration forces producing indirect head impact. If whiplash injury only was a form of mild head injury with a contusion mechanism, the additional left posterior parietal occipital hypoperfusion in the above patients could not be explained.
Whiplash Injury: New Approaches of Functional Neuroimaging by Andreas Otte