Does an injury exist?
At MINDSET good science matters
Traumatic brain injury symptoms can be spotted at intake, if your intake is designed to ask the right questions. Screening for TBI comes next, followed by records collection, organization, and evaluation, and then, perhaps, the need for further multidisciplinary expert review.
We believe that each of these steps, in conjunction with a physician's review, on the path to uncovering, validating, and presenting evidence of mental health compromise, including brain injury, should be done using only the most well-validated and peer-reviewed science and methods for collecting brain imaging data.
Brain Injury 101
The brain is the body’s control center and when damaged a wide range of symptoms and disorders, of increasing severity can occur. The sheer complexity of the human brain means there are innumerable ways in which its health and function can be impacted.
Brain Imaging 101
Various modalities exist for imaging the brain, its white and gray matter, structures and functions.
While a number of tools are available, not all imaging or analyses are created equal.
Brain Data and Admissibility
Legal admissibility begins with a determination of reliability so that any findings are reliable and provable. Our team tracks the ongoing use and exclusion of advanced imaging from across the country.
Good science and value proposition
In brain injury litigation admissibility is key to the use of any scientific evidence, and our solutions are based on years of peer-reviewed and published science with a low error rate.
There is no doubt objective and clear evidence of structural brain injury is essential - and now that damage can be quantified.
In brain injury litigation, admissibility is key to any scientific evidence and good, validated science eliminates hair-raising confusion, duplicative costs, and wasted effort across cases and legal teams.
When a legal admissibility challenge is presented, our group is prepared to help your team respond with text and citation to the relevant published literature.
Good science, used the first time, helps to eliminate hair-raising confusion, duplicative costs, and wasted effort across cases and legal teams -- for the life of the case.
Regions, pathways, flow, and measurements
Diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) measures the integrity of the 48 major axonal pathways in the brain (the brain’s white matter) connecting the different brain regions and measures the directional flow of fluid within these tracts These white matter flow values (FA) are then compared to those from a matching population of age- and sex-matched control subjects and abnormally large or small data values are color coded for display.
Objective brain injury and abnormality measurement
Objective evaluation of an individual brain’s condition identifies brain abnormality using measurements, validated normative data, age-and-sex-matched comparisons, and statistics.
Normative data and quality controls
MINDSET's normative dataset has been collected on one machine using the same parameters and sequences. All scanners used to collect individual data are then scaled to the database. Datasets are automatically screened for data noise and artifacts before analyses are performed. A statistical correction for multiple comparisons is applied to any findings. Outputs are reviewed by a qualified neuroscientist.