A newly discovered neuroimaging technique allows researchers to identify brain disease caused by concussions. The technique uses a special energy-emitting compound that attaches to a protein found in the brain that results from excessive blows to the head. This compound is visible in a PET scan.
This represents a key step forward in identifying concussion-related brain damage in the living. This creates opportunity for researchers to further study this issue. It will also aid studies that will help us better understand the impact of football-related concussions on players’ brains.
We are encouraged by this study and how it assists our efforts to support players. We recommend reading the entire Neuroimaging technique article on Medical Xpress.