Diagnosis of TBI
The diagnosis of traumatic brain injury is often self-evident. A person who has suffered an impact to the head should have a thorough medical examination to determine if a TBI has occured. The following techniques are typically used to diagnose a TBI.
Physical examination: A physical examination is conducted to reveal functional problems with hearing, sight, balance and coordination.
Neuropsychological evaluation: Psychological and mental evaluation may be carried out to find out whether the brain is functioning normally.
CT Scans and MRI scans can be used to visualize internal injuries and internal bleeding within the skull.