Studies show the average high school football player receives around 600 hits to the head per season. Although none of these may rise to the level of a full concussion, they can still cause brain injury. These multiple impacts to the head are called "subconcussions," which can cause the brain to shrink and potentially do permanent damage to someone's cognitive and physical well-being.
Brain Volume = Brain Health
NeuroGage® offers the athlete the opportunity to take his future into his own hands. Using NeuroGage®, we will measure MRI brain volume before and after the season to look for evidence of brain atrophy due to subconcussions. Then the athletes, parents or coaches can make informed decisions about whether to continue playing next season.