Running head: THE BRAIN
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1) IMAGING TECHNIQUES DISCUSSION FORUM 2.1
Today, brain injuries can be viewed without surgeries or waiting for autopsies using brain
imaging techniques. Before its invention, doctors and scientists had to wait for autopsies to
verify where the brain was injured. However, with time and growth in technology, the brain
can be viewed in a 3D approach where one can see the injured part through images produced
through the imaging techniques. Doctors initially relied on the autopsy report. This method
had many limitations such as; the patient could not be treated because the autopsy was carried
out after the patient died, brain surgeries in case of an injury were difficult and almost
impossible since the injured area could not be seen clearly. The two methods have several
differences; The modern approach is more efficient and fast compared to the old approach
(Gorman, 2018). The second difference is that imaging techniques can be carried out when
the patient is alive while the autopsy approach was only carried out after the patient died. The
most crucial difference is that modern imaging techniques make brain surgeries very easy
after locating the injury while old methods were used to verify the cause of death.
2)THE BRAIN AS A 'COMPUTE...
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