Iowa City VA Medical Center

Veterans with mild traumatic brain injury have brain abnormalities

White matter 'potholes' are associated with severity of head injury and cognitive impairment

A recent study by psychiatrists with the Iowa City VA Medical Center and University of Iowa Health Care finds that soldiers returning from Iraq and Afghanistan with mild traumatic brain injury (TBI) have measurable abnormalities in the white matter of their brains when compared to returning veterans who have not experienced TBI.