Neuroimaging in Sports-Related Concussion

Gaurav Jindal, Rajan R. Gadhia, Prachi Dubey

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Abstract

Mild traumatic brain injuries, or concussions, often result in transient brain abnormalities not readily detected by conventional imaging methods. Several advanced imaging studies have been evaluated in the past couple decades to improve understanding of microstructural and functional abnormalities in the brain in patients suffering concussions. The thought remains a functional or pathophysiologic change rather than a structural one. The mechanism of injury, whether direct, indirect, or rotational, may drive specific clinical and radiological presentations. This remains a dynamic and constantly evolving area of research. This article focuses on the current status of imaging and future directions in concussion-related research.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)111-121
Number of pages11
JournalClinics in Sports Medicine
Volume40
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 2021

Keywords

  • Concussion
  • Diffusion tensor imaging
  • Functional MRI
  • Perfusion imaging
  • Spectroscopy
  • Susceptibility-weighted imaging
  • Traumatic brain injury
  • Volumetric morphometry

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

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