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DTI shows white matter changes in football players

"The more hits a football player's head takes during a season, the more changes show up on MRI of the player's brain, even in the absence of concussion, a new study shows. Researchers used data from helmet sensors to estimate the risks associated with all impacts to the head during a season, then compared these risks to the white matter changes in the players' brain visible by diffusion tensor imaging.  "
Study by: Alexander Powers, MD, an assistant professor of neurosurgery at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Dr. Powers presented their findings here at the American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS) 82nd Annual Meeting.

DTI shows white matter changes in football players Reviewed by Sumer Sethi on Friday, April 11, 2014 Rating: 5

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