Subconcussive impacts and imaging findings over a season of contact sports

Elizabeth M. Davenport, Jillian E. Urban, Fatemeh Mokhtari, Ervin L. Lowther, John D. Van Horn, Christopher G. Vaughan, Gerard A. Gioia, Christopher T. Whitlow, Joel D. Stitzel, Joseph A. Maldjian

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The effect of repeated subconcussive head impacts in youth and high school sports on the developing brain is poorly understood. Emerging neuroimaging data correlated with biomechanical exposure metrics are beginning to demonstrate relationships across a variety of modalities. The long-term consequences of these changes are unknown. A review of the currently available literature on the effect of subconcussive head impacts on youth and high school-age male football players provides compelling evidence for more focused studies of these effects in these vulnerable populations.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number0003
Issue number4
StatePublished - 2016


  • MEG
  • MRI
  • contact sports
  • diffusion imaging
  • functional imaging
  • head impacts
  • neurocognitive testing
  • repetitive head impacts
  • sport-related head impacts

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neurology
  • Clinical Neurology


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