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Portable CT KOs doubt of brain injuries in boxers

February 7, 2008 Diagnostic Imaging. Portable CT KOs doubt of brain injuries in boxers C.P. Kaiser -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Researchers aligned with the Nevada State Athletic Commission have found that use of a portable CT scanner can effectively screen professional boxers for intracranial hemorrhage following matches. Acute subdural hematoma is the most common injury in boxing and the leading cause of boxing fatalities. Early diagnosis of these intracranial injuries in boxers is associated with better outcomes, said Dr. Albert H. Capanna, a Nevada ringside physician and clinical professor of neurosurgery and pediatrics at the University of Nevada School of Medicine.

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