​Wile E. Coyote inspires new way to diagnose concussions

January 30, 2015 12:06 AM

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​Wile E. Coyote inspires new way to diagnose concussions

NEW YORK -- Dirk Kaufman, 51, was riding his bike last March when he was hit by a car. He wound up in the emergency room at Bellevue hospital.

What happened was a concussion with memory loss and confusion. In Kaufman's case the injury did not show up on a CT scan. But less obvious cases of concussion are harder to diagnose, says neurosurgeon doctor Uzma Samadani.

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