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Neurology Today Interviews Dr. Williams About Federal Regulators Warning That There Is No Approved Device to Diagnose Concussion


Experts in mild traumatic brain injury discuss the FDA warning about unapproved devices to detect concussion marketed to the public. They agreed that proliferation of sideline tools could reintroduce ambiguity into decision-making.

Vernon B. Williams, MD, director of the Center for Sports Neurology and Pain Management at Cedars-Sinai Kerlan-Jobe Institute, said he is all in favor of new technologies that help with diagnosis and management of concussion. But he said the “appropriate tools need to be in the hands of the correct users.”

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