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New Way of Personalizing Concussion Assessment

Using Fractal Analysis of Brain Blood Oxygenation Level Dependent Signals in Concussion Assessment

Children and youth with concussion typically show delayed response in their neuropsychological assessment, however, conventional imaging techniques are often unable to detect their brain abnormalities. Dr. Mike Noseworthy and his student Olga Dona, along with Dr. John Connolly and Prof. Carol DeMatteo identified an innovative neuroimaging approach that can detect the difference in brain at the individual level post concussion. This new discovery contributes to the development of a personalized concussion assessment in the pediatric population. The full article can be accessed at the link below.

Dona, O., Noseworthy, M.DeMatteo, C., & Connolly, J. (2017). Fractal Analysis of Blood Oxygenation Level Dependent (BOLD) Signals from Mild Traumatic Brain Injury (mTBI) Patients. PLoS ONE12(1), e0169647.