Exciting new collaborative research projects are being developed with the University of Illinois, where their rich history and expertise in MRI technology will be demonstrated.
Physicians, technicians, radiologists, clinicians and scientific personnel will unite around shared goals and engage the local community in actively participating in clinical research studies, benefiting generations to come.
Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a leading cause of death and disability worldwide. In the U.S. alone, there are 2.8 million emergency department visits, hospitalizations, and deaths each year, and more than 5.3 million Americans are currently living with a TBI-related disability. Approximately 90% of these injuries are considered ‘mild’ TBI, or concussion. Research is needed to better understand the impacts of traumatic brain injury and ultimately develop new treatments. This study seeks volunteers with no history of brain injury as well as those who’ve experienced head trauma. Using non-invasive, ultra-high-field (7 Tesla) MRI technology will allow researchers to see features of the brain that will help improve traumatic brain injury treatment.
More information coming soon!