Brain scans may identify concussion-related disease, study says

April 7, 2015 11:03 AM

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Brain scans may identify concussion-related disease, study says

This combination of PET scans provided by UCLA on April 2, 2015 shows, from left, a normal brain scan, a suspected Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE) subject, and a subject with Alzheimer's disease. (AP Photo/PNAS/David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA)

A brain-scanning technique might one day help identify people with a disease linked to concussions in football and other sports, an illness now diagnosed only after death, a small study suggests.

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