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Nuclear medicine imaging in concussive head injuries in sports

  • Concussions in sports and during recreational activities are a major source of traumatic brain injury in our society. This is mainly relevant in adolescence and young adulthood, where the annual rate of diagnosed concussions is increasing from year to year. Contact sports (e.g., ice hockey, American football, or boxing) are especially exposed to repeated concussions. While most of the athletesConcussions in sports and during recreational activities are a major source of traumatic brain injury in our society. This is mainly relevant in adolescence and young adulthood, where the annual rate of diagnosed concussions is increasing from year to year. Contact sports (e.g., ice hockey, American football, or boxing) are especially exposed to repeated concussions. While most of the athletes recover fully from the trauma, some experience a variety of symptoms including headache, fatigue, dizziness, anxiety, abnormal balance and postural instability, impaired memory, or other cognitive deficits. Moreover, there is growing evidence regarding clinical and neuropathological consequences of repetitive concussions, which are also linked to an increased risk for depression and Alzheimer’s disease or the development of chronic traumatic encephalopathy. With little contribution of conventional structural imaging (computed tomography (CT) or magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)) to the evaluation of concussion, nuclear imaging techniques (i.e., positron emission tomography (PET) and single-photon emission computed tomography (SPECT)) are in a favorable position to provide reliable tools for a better understanding of the pathophysiology and the clinical evaluation of athletes suffering a concussion.show moreshow less

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Document Type:Part of a Book
Zitierlink: https://opus.hs-offenburg.de/2058
Bibliografische Angaben
Title (English):Nuclear medicine imaging in concussive head injuries in sports
Author:David Vállez Garcia, Andreas OtteStaff MemberORCiDGND
Year of Publication:2015
Place of publication:London
Publisher:Dordrecht
First Page:1085
Last Page:1105
Parent Title (English):Nuclear medicine and radiological imaging in sports injuries
ISBN:978-3-662-46490-8 (Hardcover)
ISBN:978-3-662-50987-6 (Softcover)
ISBN:978-3-662-46491-5 (eBook)
DOI:https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-662-46491-5_50
URL:https://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-3-662-46491-5_50
Language:English
Inhaltliche Informationen
Institutes:Fakultät Elektrotechnik und Informationstechnik (E+I) (bis 03/2019)
Institutes:Bibliografie
DDC classes:600 Technik, Medizin, angewandte Wissenschaften
GND Keyword:Kopfverletzung; Nuklearmedizin; Sport
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Open Access: Closed Access 
Licence (German):License LogoUrheberrechtlich geschützt