Brain Injury

I'm Being Evaluated for Traumatic Brain Injury...

Why do I need a Brain MRI?

Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), a form of acquired brain injury, occurs when sudden trauma causes damage to the brain. The damage can vary drastically in severity, from mild to severe. An MRI exam is one of several tools that can be used to diagnose the extent of TBI or its progression over time. An MRI will allow your physician to see images of the soft tissue in the brain and help to develop a patient treatment plan.

Depending on the cause and timeline of your injury, an MRI may be ordered with contrast media to enhance the diagnostic quality of the scan. Your doctor and the radiologists will work together to decide if contrast media is required. Special blood tests may be required before your exam, especially if you have a history of diabetes, kidney or liver disease, or if you are someone age 60 or more.

Our radiologists at the Cleveland Clinic, recently rated one of top hospitals in the country, are committed to providing you and your doctor with the most accurate diagnosis available. In the case of a brain MRI, that means only a dedicated Neuroradiologist (a radiologist that has undergone specialized training in the field of neurology and has passed a board examination in Neuroradiology) will interpret your exam. Comparison to any prior advanced imaging studies will be required to fully evaluate your condition. Click here to learn more about our radiology team.

Why Choose Smart Choice?

Smart Choice MRI opened its doors five years ago to provide patients in Southeastern Wisconsin with transparent and affordable imaging services. Many of us have seen our deductibles go up or have transitioned to high-deductible insurance plans. That’s why Smart Choice MRI charges just $600 for every MRI, including contrast exams. Click here to learn more about our transparent, low-cost pricing model.

Ready to Make an Appointment?

Ready to make an appointment or to learn more about Smart Choice MRI? To schedule an appointment, or to send us a general inquiry, click here. We also welcome your questions via email at eric@smartchoicemri.com or by phone at 414-431-0309. 

For Further Information:

Organizations

Acoustic Neuroma Association
600 Peachtree Parkway
Suite 108
Cumming, GA   30041
info@anausa.org
http://www.anausa.org
Tel: 770-205-8211 877-200-8211
Fax: 770-205-0239/877-202-0239

Brain Injury Association of America, Inc.
1608 Spring Hill Rd
Suite 110
Vienna, VA   22182
braininjuryinfo@biausa.org
http://www.biausa.org
Tel: 703-761-0750 800-444-6443
Fax: 703-761-0755

Brain Trauma Foundation
415 Madison Avenue
14th Floor
New York, NY   10017
http://www.braintrauma.org
Tel: 212-772-0608
Fax: 212-772-0357

Family Caregiver Alliance/ National Center on Caregiving
180 Montgomery Street
Suite 1100
San Francisco, CA   94104
info@caregiver.org
http://www.caregiver.org
Tel: 415-434-3388 800-445-8106
Fax: 415-434-3508

National Rehabilitation Information Center (NARIC)
8201 Corporate Drive
Suite 600
Landover, MD   20785
naricinfo@heitechservices.com
http://www.naric.com
Tel: 301-459-5900/301-459-5984 (TTY) 800-346-2742
Fax: 301-562-2401

National Stroke Association
9707 East Easter Lane
Suite B
Centennial, CO   80112-3747
info@stroke.org
http://www.stroke.org
Tel: 303-649-9299 800-STROKES (787-6537)
Fax: 303-649-1328

National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR)
U.S. Department of Education Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services
400 Maryland Ave., S.W.
Washington, DC   20202-7100
http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/osers/nidrr
Tel: 202-245-7460 202-245-7316 (TTY)

 
Related NINDS Publications and Information

Publicaciones en Español

For more information, please visit http://www.ninds.nih.gov/disorders/tbi/tbi.htm

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