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If somebody who was in a car accident has normal brain MRI, does it mean that everything is OK?

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Not necessarily. Subtle (or may be even not so subtle) cognitive impairment may persist despite the normal brain MRI.So the notion the MRI can be used to “rule out” long-term consequences of traumatic brain injury is flawed. MRI is a very useful way of characterizing the condition of one’s brain, but it is not the only one and not the definitive one.

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