Concussions happen. That’s why our research team provides MRI imaging and data to help you make decisions about your child’s active sports life and keep their Brain Safe.
Concussions are fortunately rare events in contact sports, but they do happen. That’s why our research team provides MRI imaging and data to help you make decisions about your child’s active sports life and keep their Brain Safe.
Brain Safe Louisiana is a joint clinical/experimental research effort between scientists (Mind Research Network) and medical service providers (Doctors Imaging) with the goal of using brain imaging to improve the assessment of concussions, which may help to inform clinical decisions (e.g., return-to-play).
Brain Safe Louisiana builds upon more than 20 years of research that started under the Mind Research Network (MIND). MIND consists of scientists and physicians located at universities, national laboratories, and research centers around the world. MIND has provided performed research with national grant funding with a database that includes over 15,000 MRI scans.
MIND utilizes multi-modal imaging in its analysis of traumatic brain injuries (TBIs). Data is analyzed using complex computer algorithms to determine the severity of a concussive event and when the return-to-play or work is advisable.
Brain Safe Louisiana is an annual subscription-based program. If you choose to participate, the procedures will include the following:
Additional information can be found through our partners below: