1. Optical imaging techniques could offer non-invasive method to measure swelling within the brain, new study finds

    Optical imaging techniques could offer non-invasive method to measure swelling within the brain, new study finds

    Intracranial pressure (ICP) – or pressure within the skull often caused by a recent brain injury – is a potentially fatal condition that can damages brain tissue. Currently, the most common way to measure the level of pressure is using a lumbar puncture to remove and analyse a sample of spinal fluid, however this can result in complications and can cause patient distress. However, this latest study looking at potential non-invasive alternatives may have found the answer in the form of a technique ordinarily used by ophthalmologists. Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) works by using light waves to take cross-section pictures of the ...

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