Brain imaging abnormalities have a U-shaped trajectory up to 5 years post-concussive blast injury

Takeaway

  • People with concussive blast traumatic brain injury have significant brain imaging abnormalities at 3-month and 5-year timepoints, that are not present at 1-year post injury.

Why this matters

    These findings provide new insights into the trajectory of brain imaging changes from the sub-acute phase to 5 years post-injury and highlight the importance of continuing to monitor these individuals after one year.