Center for Neurological Studies to Present at Michigan Brain Injury Conference

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The staff from the Center for Neurological Studies (CNS) will present at the Brain Injury Association of Michigan (BIAMI) annual conference on September 27 in Lansing, MI.

The latest methods to diagnose traumatic brain injury (TBI) will be discussed when staff from the Center for Neurological Studies (CNS) present at the Brain Injury Association of Michigan (BIAMI) annual conference on September 27 in Lansing, MI.

“This is an opportunity to showcase the diagnostic services of CNS,” said CNS Executive Director, John D. Russell. “Our patients come to us from around the world, so it’s always great to present on the work we do right here in Michigan.”

The BIAMI presentation will be delivered by Dr. Randall Benson, CNS Medical Director. Dr. Benson will describe the use and application of advanced magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) techniques in diagnosing persons involved in car accidents, falls, bomb blasts, sports injuries and persons with tumors, strokes, dementia and other brain disorders. Benson will speak both at the conference and at a Veterans TBI Summit, to take place the day before the conference begins.

Dr. Benson said advances in brain imaging benefit most those individuals with mild to moderate brain injury. “The latest MRI techniques provide us with images of the brain like we’ve never seen it before,” said Dr. Benson. “Mild to moderate injuries are the hardest to detect, which makes the imaging techniques we use at CNS – susceptibility-weighted and diffusion tensor imaging – all the more important in determining how a bomb blast or car accident has impacted the brain.”

Dr. Benson holds a dual fellowship in behavioral neurology and functional neuroimaging from Massachusetts General Hospital. He received his residency training in neurology at the Boston University School of Medicine. A board-certified neurologist, he has authored or co-authored numerous research articles in juried publications, has spoken on the topic of brain injury/disorder around the world, and has been and is involved in significant research projects for the US National Institutes of Health, the Department of Defense and the National Football League (NFL). In 2010, he testified before the US Congress Judiciary Committee on his research into neuroimaging of retired NFL players.

BIAMI is among the largest brain injury conferences in the country with upwards of 1,400 in attendance. The conference is designed to benefit professionals engaged in the care of persons with brain injury and for persons recovering from brain injury. For information on BIAMI, visit http://www.biami.org.

CNS was founded in 2011 with the objective of advancing scientific research for neurovascular disease. With locations in Dearborn and Novi, MI, CNS hosts patients from around the world who seek an accurate diagnosis from advanced neuroimaging techniques, especially in the case of mild to moderate traumatic brain injury. For more information on CNS, reach Dr. Benson or John D. Russell, Executive Director, at (248) 277-3334.

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NOTE TO EDITORS: CNS staff are available for interview on brain injuries and brain-related diseases. Topics may include concussions in sports, help for caregivers of loved ones suffering brain disease and concussions among combat veterans. Reach CNS at (248) 227-3334.

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