Some clinicians say they don’t have time to look at brain images, but did you know that looking at brain images saves time. Hear the full explanation together with an example in this video.
When you look at brain images you understand the reasons the clients present the way they do. You see the exact location and nature of the lesions (size, uniformity etc.). With this level of specificity, you can start predicting the functions that might be affected and the potential for recovery.
This thinking process is part of your clinical reasoning, which shapes your assessment and treatment. Based on the brain images you may choose for example, to prioritise certain assessment items over others, thereby saving time. You may also prioritise a certain treatment over another, thereby improving the efficiency of the treatment.
The example demonstrates how I changed dramatically the assessment and treatment of my client after seeing her brain images.
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