Most MRI news consists of professional athletes, football, hockey, boxing, among others, getting a scan. Why does this population get so many scans, and what are the causes?
In a recent study in Radiology journal, researchers took a look at about 200 professional fighter scans. While this is not the first study to analyze mild brain trauma in fighters, this study did something different. Most studies look at gray brain matter; this study analyzed both gray and white brain matter to paint a better picture.
The results so far are helping researchers to understand how repeated mild brain trauma affects professional fighters; applications in the future may analyze other athletes. If researchers can understand how this trauma will progress in the future, steps can be taken now to prevent.
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