Last updated on June 2019

MR Imaging Study of TBI in Children

Brief description of study

This project will combine the data collected from structural and functional MRI scans and neuropsychology performance post-TBI in children. Patients will be followed for a year, in order to examine the brain and cognitive recovery post head injury.

Detailed Study Description

Traumatic brain injury in childhood has an cumulative effect that leads to impairments in cognitive functions such as deficits in memory, executive functions and attention. The cognitive impairment is the main cause of disabilities in the injured population, and has a different effect depending on the type and severity of the injury.

Imaging after brain trauma serves as a useful diagnostic tool in identifying the head trauma's results. Therefore, in recent years, using imaging methods, studies have tried to find measures which will be able to predict the functional outcome after brain injury in children, and assist in developing a personalized rehabilitation program. The combination of advanced imaging techniques with neuropsychological assessment within the early stage of the injury and during a year of followup, will allow us to establish the relationship between those measures and the functional recovery result of the children. This multi-analysis will enable us to have a deeper understanding of the neuroplasticity process and the functional recovery after brain injury in the developing young brain.

Clinical Study Identifier: NCT03034031

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