Thursday, March 26, 2015

Navigational Memory Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging: A Test for Concussion in Children

Navigational Memory Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging: A Test for Concussion in Children


"...Researchers at the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital -The Neuro, at McGill University and the MUHC, are working to develop a much needed tool for helping diagnose concussions or mild traumatic brain injuries suffered by thousands of young Canadians ---hockey and football players among them. Post-concussion symptoms can include physical ailments, emotional disturbances and sleep disruption. Objective methods for predicting how severely mild brain trauma can affect a young person's brain are sorely needed. The potential for harmful effects is especially real in the case of children and youths - with the higher threat of repeated injury and cumulative effects of concussions (and links to other serious neurological illnesses) - accurate diagnosis and proper follow-up is essential...." quote from: http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/releases/291074.php?tw

Comments: The most frequently used test now is the King-Devick, which assesses oculomotor function before and after a concussion. This may be another way an individual can be found to have a concussion as well. Click on the title above for link to article abstract. DM

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