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Significance of MRI in Clarifying Whether Neuropsychological Deficits after Head Injury Are Organically Based

Citation
Wilson JTL (1990) Significance of MRI in Clarifying Whether Neuropsychological Deficits after Head Injury Are Organically Based. Neuropsychology, 4 (4), pp. 261-269. https://doi.org/10.1037/0894-4105.4.4.261

Abstract
Reviews evidence from studies using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) that bears on the problem of determining the extent of brain damage. It is argued that it is a mistake to focus narrowly on the results of computerized tomography (CT) examination or records of coma. Studies using MRI show that neither a normal CT scan nor a history of short or negligible loss of consciousness precludes the presence of significant brain damage after trauma. Information from a variety of sources should be considered, and posttraumatic amnesia should not be overlooked.

Journal
Neuropsychology: Volume 4, Issue 4

StatusPublished
Author(s)Wilson, J T Lindsay
Publication date31/10/1990
PublisherAmerican Psychological Association
ISSN0894-4105
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