Dr. Julian Bailes, a clinical professor of neurosurgery at the University of Chicago and co-director of the NorthShore Neurological Institute in Evanston, Illinois, stated he is days away from publishing a study of 20 subjects including former Dallas Cowboys star running back Tony Dorsett, one-time Buffalo Bills player Joe DeLamielleure, and former New York Giants lineman Leonard Marshall that establishes that CTE can be diagnosed successfully in living patients. The test uses a special PET scan to detect tau protein associated with CTE. Read the full article for additional details: http://bit.ly/1DUCett
As TSN Senior Correspondent Rick Westhead reports, a prominent American neurosurgeon says it's now possible to diagnose in living patients the brain-wasting disease brought to prominence by several high-profile cases in professional sports, calling the ability to identify CTE a "game-changer."
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