Proving brain injury SPECT scan case study and the clinician’s role in helping the client along the road to CAT determination


Thank you to everyone who attended our Thomson Rogers Webinar Series “Proving Brain Injury: SPECT Scan Case Study And The Clinician’s Role In Helping The Client Along The Road To CAT Determination” held July 24, 2020 conducted by Thomson Rogers’ personal injury lawyers David MacDonald, Robert Ben and Stephen Birman.

A big thank you to our special guests Dr. Manu Mehdiratta and Dr. Robert Tarzwell.

About Dr. Manu Mehiratta and Dr. Robert Tarzell

Dr. Manu Mehdiratta (Neurolgist) 

Dr. Manu Mehdiratta completed medical school at McMaster University in 2001 and Neurology Residency at the University of British Columbia in 2006. He then completed fellowship training in stroke and cerebrovascular diseases at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Centre (BIDMC) in Boston, Massachusetts and following fellowship served on the faculty in the Division of Cerebrovascular Diseases, Department of Neurology, BIDMC and Harvard Medical School. He is currently a practicing on-call neurologist at Trillium Health Partners and co-founded the Trillium Brain and Spine Clinic as well as iScope Concussion and Pain Clinics to better diagnose and treat stroke and traumatic brain injuries.

Dr. Mehdiratta is on faculty as a Part-Time Assistant Professor in the Division of Neurology, University of Toronto. He is actively involved in teaching as well as stroke and concussion related clinical trials and research. His clinical interests include traumatic brain injury, headache and cerebrovascular diseases. He has published numerous articles, papers and book chapters in the area of neurology.

Dr. Robert Tarzell (Psychiatry and nuclear medicine)

Dr. Robert Tarzwell is dual-certified in psychiatry and nuclear medicine. His psychiatric practice has included addiction medicine, chronic pain, and is now focused primarily on medicolegal psychiatry. He is also the medical director of INITIO, a proud member of Synoptic Medical Group, Canada’s only private PET/CT clinic outside of Montreal. He combines his two specialties into a focus on functional brain imaging in psychiatric disorders, through the use of brain perfusion SPECT and metabolic PET. He is a clinical assistant professor on the faculty of medicine at UBC. Since 2013, he holds the Guinness World Record for the longest table hockey match, which lasted 30 hours.


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