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Diffusion tensor imaging in mild traumatic brain injuries

@inproceedings{Hotiu2010DiffusionTI,
  title={Diffusion tensor imaging in mild traumatic brain injuries},
  author={Angelica Hotiu},
  year={2010}
}
Author: Angelica Hotiu Title: Diffusion tensor imaging in mild traumatic brain inj uries Institution: Florida Atlantic University Dissertation Advisor: Dr. Armin Fuchs Degree: Doctor of Philosophy Year: 2010 Mild traumatic brain injuries (MTBI) are the leading type of head injuries with appreciable risque of sequelae leading to functional and psychological deficit s. Although mild traumatic brain injuries are frequently underdiagnosed by conventional imag ng modalities, rapidly evolving… 
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