Military doctors in Afghanistan have a powerful new tool to battle traumatic brain injury (TBI) – a battlefield MRI.
Magnetic Resonance Imaging machines let doctors stateside get detailed views of patients’ tissue. They’re big and bulky and usually fixed to the floor of a room specially designed for the MRI machine.
Armed with Science features a story on new battlefield MRIs are trailer mounted and can be hauled to where they’re needed. Wounded warriors get exams faster and military doctors have a head start on treating TBI.