This article discusses the current evidence for the short- and long-term effects of concussion in sport and how occurrences of concussion should be managed. The article also considers the potential role of medical imaging in terms of assessing both acute and chronic head injuries. Greater awareness of when medical imaging could be used will aid the practitioner's understanding of its potential contribution while still maintaining the fundamental importance of clinical judgement.
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Jamie Beck BSc MSc PgC(HEP) Jamie is a lecturer in diagnostic radiography at the University of Bradford. He obtained his BSc in diagnostic radiography in 2000 and his MSc in medical imaging in 2011. His main areas of interest are the use of imaging in forensic and trauma medicine. He has particular interest in football, boxing, rugby league and cricket.
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