Mild Traumatic Brain Injury: neuroimaging of sports-related concussion

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Title translated into German:Leichtes Schädelhirntrauma: Neuroimaging sportbezogener Gehirnerschütterung
Author:Mendez, Cecilia V.; Hurley, Robin A.; Lassonde, Maryse; Zhang, Liying; Taber, Katherine H.
Published in:The journal of neuropsychiatry and clinical neurosciences : the official journal of the American Neuropsychiatric Association
Published:17 (2005), 3, S. 297-303, Lit.
Format: Publications (Database SPOLIT)
Publication Type: Journal article
Media type: Electronic resource (online)
ISSN:1545-7222, 0895-0172
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Identification number:PU201602000473

Author's abstract

Recognition of the high incidence of sports-related concussions has increased interest in MTBI assessment and prognosis. Neuropsychological testing is beginning to play a more integral role in the evaluation of the concussed athlete. Functional imaging studies allow comparison pre- and postinjury. In this context, fMRI, ERP, and MSI are promising tools in the evaluative process. It is critical to find a means of detecting possible neurological consequences of MTBI, however subtle, and identifying the neuropsychological and neurophysiological impairments caused by a sports-related concussion. Specifically, assessing recovery for several brain functions and their underlying neuronal mechanisms will permit development of tools for rapid and efficient diagnosis. Further, a better understanding of recovery will guide return to play decisions as well as special measures and accommodations that need to be taken to carry out daily activities.