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Routine head hits in school sports may cause brain injury
Date:11/14/2011

significance of study results are already underway. Bazarian and collaborators at the Rochester Center for Brain Imaging, the URMC Department of Emergency Medicine, Department of Athletics and Recreation, and the Department of Imaging Sciences, are working on an NFL-funded study of UR football players this fall. Ten players agreed to wear helmets with special sensors that objectively detect the number of head hits they sustain, the velocity and angle. Each player is also receiving a pre-season and 2 post-season DTI scans, and the data downloaded from the helmet sensors will be correlated with information from the images.

"Our studies are taking important steps toward personalized medicine for traumatic brain injury," Bazarian said. "In the future we'd like to be able to have a baseline image of a brain and clearly know the significance of changes that occur later."


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Contact: Leslie Orr
Leslie_Orr@urmc.rochester.edu
585-275-5774
University of Rochester Medical Center
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