Age of Injury Analysis

How can an Age of Injury Analysis Be Useful For Your Needs?

For a better understanding, here is a 10 question tutorial on the Age of Injury Report.
All radiologists have in their experience banks a broad view of what mild, moderate and severe degenerative changes look like on MRI and would have no problem relating that to whether these changes were age appropriate or advanced for age. In addition, comparing a disc fragment for degree of hydration with the native disc is rather straight forward. An age of injury report from a Radiologist will review the MRI report and the actual MRI images and relate reported findings to a specific time frame and draw a conclusion whether the findings described are related or unrelated with the injury. With the above guidelines we can be rather accurate in assigning a reasonable time frame for most MRI findings.
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Dr. Kenneth C. Fortgang

^Skills & Experience

With over 25 years of experience in the Diagnostic Radiology field Dr. Fortgang is well trained to give an expert report on injury related matters. He previously practiced as a partner in a group that covers a level 1 and a level 2 trauma center. He is skilled in recognizing acute injuries that may require rapid management and in separating those from more chronic conditions. An age of injury report consists of reviewing the MRI, CT, X-ray reports as well as the actual study images. He will then relate reported findings to a specific time frame and draw a conclusion whether the findings described are related or unrelated with the injury.

In his practice in the area of legal review work he has worked with some of the top ranked law firms in Florida. His testimony has never been challenged or disqualified. His testimony and opinions meet the Daubert Criteria for Peer review and for Generally Accepted concepts. He relies on his experience in the area of trauma radiology and review of literature which is published in widely read and accepted textbooks of radiology. These textbooks are readily available to the public and are in later editions, having withstood the test of time.
Dr. Kenneth C. Fortgang is board certified in Diagnostic Radiology by the American Board of Radiology. In 1979 he received his M.D. at the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta. He completed his internship and residency in Diagnostic Radiology at the University of Southern California Medical Center where he also became chief resident for the Department of Radiology. Dr. Fortgang has also completed a fellowship in Vascular and Interventional Radiology with special interest in CT/US Body imaging with an emphasis on Musculoskeletal Imaging. Dr. Kenneth C. Fortgang specializes in expert testimony including case reviews, film reading, conferences, depositions, and trial court witness work for insurance companies and attorneys.