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Head trauma: a serious threat to children athletes. Is an MRI needed?

Posted by James Ivas

If your children play football or any contact sport, do they face the risk of injuring their head? Yes. If he or she never experiences a concussion, are they risk-free from any negative changes in the brain? No.

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Tags: 3T, head injury, concussion, cost, 1.5T, TBI, traumatic brain injury, sports, Shields MRI, copays, pediatric MRI, child MRI

Education on sports-related concussions and MRI

Posted by Lisa Campisi

'Tis the season – spring sports have begun. Every year, millions of school-aged children participate in sports, exposing them to the benefits of team work, exercise and perseverance; but also the risk of injury. A study from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention shared data in 2011 showing that approximately 300,000 kids under the age of 19 were treated annually for sports and recreational-related injuries. Approximately 6.5% of these? Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI). Over a ten year period, the estimated number of sports-related TBI visits increased 62%.

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Tags: concussion, brain MRI, TBI, traumatic brain injury, sports