A new form of brain imaging developed at the University of Pittsburgh called high-definition fiber tracking, or HDFT, will change the way accident victims with traumatic brain injury (TBI) are treated medically and how much compensation they can recover from those responsible for the accident. HDFT is done on an MRI machine, but with different, more complex mathematical calculations to produce the images.

The HDFT brain scans produce highly detailed, color-coded images of the brain, including nerve fibers that connect one part of the brain to another. The images are so detailed and clear that any damage to the nerve fibers can be found.

Based on the damage found with the HDFT imaging, doctors can tell TBI patients whether they will have problems with memory, language, cognition and/or motor skills. They will also be able to predict how well the TBI patient will recover and whether rehabilitation training will get functionality back. This is a huge leap forward for accident victims with TBI.

The information found with this technology can also be used in a lawsuit against those responsible for the accident. Our medical experts will be able to provide detailed testimony regarding the expected medical outcomes and costs of recovery and rehabilitation.

Attorney Eric Hageman represents accident victims nationwide who have suffered traumatic brain injury. Many of his clients were seriously injured in crashes caused by semi-trailer trucks. To contact MN car accident lawyer Eric, call 1-888-377-8900 (toll free) or submit our free consultation form.

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