Super Bowl Excitement Builds, but Concern about Concussions and CTE Remains

QNotes, Vol. 10, Issue 1

In the weeks leading up to the Super Bowl LV, fans will don team jerseys and gear, and some will go hoarse cheering on their favorite team in the playoffs. Although fans’ voices can quickly recover, there is a greater concern of injury for the players in the game. One injury rightfully receiving attention is concussion or mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) and the seriousness of chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE). 

Concussions are commonplace not only in professional football but in collegiate and youth football as well. Recently more researchers and even the NFL are reviewing data about mTBI and CTE and developing stricter protocols to prevent injuries. Given the seriousness of CTE and its symptoms, including violence, Qmetrics is to glad to see further mTBI research and improved care of individuals suffering from mTBI.

Not all concussion symptoms will be noticeable right after the injury, with some not appearing until days or weeks later. As the long-term effects of concussion become more widely understood, Qmetrics’ DiscernAI provides objective analysis of post-concussive MR scans to discern more information for patients & doctors to use in treatment and recovery.