Diagnostic Testing for Mild Traumatic Brain Injury

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Hi, Dr. Arash Bidgoli here. One of the exciting new things that we have to offer at Comprehensive Spine Center of Dallas is diagnostic testing of a mild traumatic brain injury, also known as a concussion. We have a new device called the I-Portal. This device allows us to monitor your eye movements. Any impact to the brain that causes symptoms of a mild traumatic brain injury, including headache, dizziness, and loss of balance, visual problems, and a multitude of other symptoms can be diagnosed using the I-Pass. With this device, a patient is given a set of goggles which primarily act as virtual reality goggles. The patient will wear these goggles and some stimuli is presented to the patient. We are able to track the patient’s eye movements and see if there are any impairments in their eye movements. Patients that have had traumatic brain injury will have impaired eye movements and this test will help us diagnose and manage TBI or traumatic brain injury patients more accurately and more effectively.