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Brain changes seen in high school football players after just one season

Some high school exhibit measurable after a single season of play even in the absence of concussion, according to a study presented at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA).

[Head Impact Telemetry System (HITs)]
HITs helmet-mounted accelerometers are used in youth and to assess the frequency and severity of helmet impacts.
Credit: RSNA


Co-authors on the study are Naeim Bahrami, M.S., Elizabeth Davenport, M.S., , B.S., , M.S., , Ph.D., Youngkyoo Jung, Ph.D., Daryl A. Rosenbaum, M.D., Gerard A. Gioia, Ph.D., Alexander K. Powers, M.D., Joel Stitzel Jr., Ph.D., and Joseph A. Maldjian, M.D.Radiological Society of North America