Toxic exposure can occur from a variety of sources and can have numerous effects. In claims of exposure to a toxin leading to neurological impact, The Forensic Panel’s expert neuroradiologist may review brain structure through advanced techniques such as computer tomography (CT), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), positron-emission tomography (PET), (SPECT) and ultrasound to look for evidence of changes or substantial abnormality.
Toxic exposure cases often raise controversy as to whether the literature is developed enough to support claims of related brain damage. Causal relationships may be more elusive without clinical history and neuropsychological testing findings. In a well-informed examination, however, the neuroradiologist can appraise the structural parameters of affected brain.
The Forensic Panel’s peer review ensures accountability to the examiner seeking to embed findings in a sufficiently diligent inquiry and reflecting standards of the field.