TBI Consequences More Severe for Women


August 2015

Women who have mild traumatic brain injury may suffer more memory impairment than men, says a recent study in Radiology. Researchers from Taiwan evaluated the recovery rates of 30 men and 30 women using working memory functional MRI. Each patient underwent two studies: an initial exam performed a month after the injury and a follow-up performed six weeks later. They found that women showed less brain activity while undergoing memory tests than men during the follow-up study. The women also had lower scores on digit span tests, which require participants to remember various sequences of numbers. Learn more about the ACR’s Head Injury Institute™.

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