Dr. Ronald Poropatich recently told members of The American Legion's TBI/PTSD Committee that treatments for traumatic brain injury and post-traumatic stress disorder needed to be more individualized and tailored to the specific symptoms of each patient. Poropatich, executive director of the Center for Military Medicine Research at the University of Pittsburgh, said important imaging advancements have been made that go beyond a regular MRI scan. Broken nerve fibers in the human brain, caused by an IED explosion or some other force, can now be seen. "It allows us to treat that individual, knowing where those fibers are broken," he said. More of Dr. Poropatich's remarks are available on the American Legion website.
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