Portable brain-scanning helmet could be future for rapid brain injury assessments

Portable brain-scanning helmet could be future for rapid brain injury assessments

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By: Hannah Devlin Science correspondent in Boston | Portable brain-scanning helmet could be future for rapid brain injury assessments | Neuroscience | The Guardian

Stroke victims and those felled by head injuries on the sports pitch or battlefield could benefit from a new wearable scanner currently being tested

A transportable brain-scanning helmet that could be used for rapid brain injury assessments of stroke victims and those felled on the sports pitch or battlefield is being tested by US scientists.

The wearable device, known as the PET helmet, is a miniaturised version of the hospital positron emission tomography (PET) scanner, a doughnut-shaped machine which occupies the volume of a small room.

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