Andrea Suddo, University of Liege
Date: Tuesday 20 December 2011
Time: 13.00 - 14.00
Place: CFIN meeting room, 5th floor (room 10G-5-07)
Patients who survive a severe brain injury, patients in coma, vegetative state, minimally conscious state and locked in syndrome represent a problem in terms of diagnosis, prognosis, treatment and daily management. The use of appropriate standardized behavioral scales at the bed side has been proven to be a relevant step for a proper diagnosis but chances to miss signs of consciousness are still not marginal. The possibility to support behavioral evaluations with neuroimaging techniques offers an additional tool to reduce the chances of misdiagnosis. Multimodal approaches combining different neuroimaging data sets are very promising and the importance of centers offering different techniques appears nowadays to be strategic for the studies of these disorders.