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A look inside: Brain scans for teens part of groundbreaking concussion program

Updated: Feb 12


Posted: 8:00 AM, Oct 1, 2018 By: Sahuarita Sun

Author: Kim Smith

-- Sahuarita Unified School District is making history again when it comes to brain concussed students.



The district is the first in the nation to use portable brain scanning equipment to show when it’s safe for student-athletes to play again following a hard hit or blow to the head.



Three years ago, SUSD created a protocol to follow when students suffer a concussion, regardless of where it occurred or whether it was sports-related.



Then, last year, the district became the third in the nation to begin using mobile virtual football players during practice in the hopes of reducing concussions among student athletes.

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