Please join us March 29-30, 2019 at our 12th Annual Conference … “EXPANDING POSSIBILITIES.” On Friday and Saturday, professionals will have the opportunity to hear from an exciting line up of experts in the field of brain and spinal cord injury, neurology, and rehabilitation while earning up to 12 CEUs. On “Survivor Saturday,” survivors will participate in hands on workshops, socialize with others and hear motivational and helpful presentations. Registration information, along with the schedule of events and location can be found at www.biala.org or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Edward L. Soll, M.D. will be presenting to professionals on Friday, March 29th at 10:15 am on “DTI/ MRI and Mild Traumatic Brain Injury”
EDWARD L. SOLL, M.D. ,along with a team of MRI and other neuro-scientific experts, has developed the only quantitative Diffusion Tensor Imaging (qDTI) program currently operating in the Gulf South region. In consultation with MRI physicists and analytical/statistical PhDs from Harvard, UCLA and Johns Hopkins Medical Schools, Dr. Soll has used MR/DTI for imaging of the white matter microstructure in the brain and currently evaluates patients suspected of having mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) with debilitating post-concussion syndromes. In July 2017, THE CONCUSSION GROUP affiliated with MINDSET, a consulting group of the Mind-Research Network at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque; hence expanding control group analytics and allowing for age and gender statistical integrity. These methods, combined with
NeuroQuant, a volumetric analysis, also allow for investigation of memory loss and Early Onset Alzheimer’s Disease (EOAD). The group provides statistically valid data covering 48 individual regions of the brain offering vital information to neurologists, neuro- psychiatrists and neuro-psychologists allowing them to have objective anatomic correlations for patients suffering from random onset or post-injury memory loss, cognitive, emotional and executive dysfunction. Dr. Soll’s work has been helpful in evaluating hundreds of patients experiencing difficulties associated with vehicular and industrial accidents as well as explosions and athletic injuries. Through his affiliation with the Tulane Institute of Sports Medicine, he serves as a consultant to the NFL Players Trust. The vast majority of patients he has studied have had earlier normal routine MRI and CT studies. qDTI testing is performed on a 3.0T Siemens MRI system operated at Doctors Imaging in Metairie, LA, just minutes from the New Orleans International Airport. Dr. Soll evaluates white matter injury by determining if a patient’s individual FA (fractional anisotropy) deviates from the normal control subject data collected for Doctors Imaging.
After receiving his undergraduate degree from St. Joseph's College, Philadelphia, PA, Dr. Soll received a medical degree from Tulane University. Upon completion of his internship at Ochsner Foundation Hospital, he went on to residency in Diagnostic Radiology at Charity Hospital and United States Public Health Service. Dr. Soll served as a Clinical Assistant Professor at Tulane University School of Medicine and also served as a consulting radiologist at Charity Hospital. Prior to establishing his own outpatient imaging centers, Dr. Soll was a staff radiologist and served as Chief of the Medical Staff at Lakeside Hospital. He is certified by the American Board of Radiology and his professional associations include the Louisiana State Medical Society, Jefferson Parish Medical Society, American College of Radiology, Society of Magnetic Resonance Imaging, American Institute of Ultrasound and the RSNA (Radiologic Society of North America). His principal areas of interest include MRI, CT and Nuclear Medicine as it pertained to Neuroradiology and Musculoskeletal Imaging. In 2003, Dr. Soll retired from completing a thirty-two-year career as the founder and CEO of the company. Since retirement from general radiology, Dr. Soll has served as a technical and business advisor for his family and their new company, Doctors Imaging. His current part-time practice is limited to the evaluation of patients that have had brain injury with post-concussion difficulties. He works closely with the Psychology Departments at the University of New Mexico, the University of New Orleans, Xavier University and the Mind Research Network in Albuquerque and continues to perform Independent Medical Evaluations (IME) of spine and joint injuries and often testifies as an expert in State and Federal courts.