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Did you know a concussion is a traumatic brain injury (TBI)? MEG technology is an accurate indicator of brain function and a compelling tool for understanding concussion.
people visit the ER each year in the US due to a Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
of concussions are not accompanied by a loss of conciousness
Americans live with a traumatic brain injury-related disability
Concussions in Sports
There are an estimated 1.6 million sports-related concussions in the United States each year.
Despite the battery of cognitive tests and imaging options available, it is still hard to get an accurate assessment of the severity of a concussion. Players and their families, as well as sports leagues, want a definitive measure of concussion and clear guidelines on when it is safe to return to active sports after a concussion injury.
Concussions in the Armed Forces
Hundreds of thousands of service members suffer from traumatic brain injury (TBI), including from exposure to blasts from improvised explosive devices (IED).
Service members and their families, as well as US Army support services, want a definitive measure of concussion and clear guidelines on when it is safe to return to active duty after a concussion injury.
Studies with MEG (magnetoencephalography) show results that injured brain tissue in TBI (traumatic brain injury) patients generates abnormal low-frequency activity that MEG can measure and localize. That makes MEG a compelling tool for understanding concussion.