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Abstract #2011

The alternation of functional motor network in the profession fighter populations.

Wanyong Shin 1 , Katherine Koenig 1 , Blessy Mathew 1 , Bank Sarah 2 , Mark J Lowe 1 , Michael Phillips 1 , Michael T Modic 3 , and Charles Bernick 2

1 Radiology, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio, United States, 2 Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health, Cleveland Clinic, Las Vegas, Nervada, United States, 3 Neurological Institute, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio, United States

Traumatic brain injury has been reported in professional combat athlete population. We have developed the protocol of Professional Fighters Brain Health, in which the professional fight athletes are participated and scanned using MRI for a baseline evaluation and annually over 4 years. The initial finding in the first year scan has shown that the number of knockout predicts the diffusion change in white matter. In this study, we presented the preliminary result of the functional connectivity alternation. The study indicated that the functional motor network connection is decreased according to the number of fights during 1 year.

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