Diagnosing pediatric mild traumatic brain injury: current techniques in a vulnerable demographic

  • Jacob L. Stubbs 1. School of Kinesiology (Class of 2018), University of British Columbia 2. Department of Psychiatry, University of British Columbia


The CDC considers mild traumatic brain injury, commonly known as concussion, a genuine public health issue. New research is revealing serious long-term sequelae from repeated concussive blows, yet no single test can definitively diagnose a mild traumatic brain injury. Pediatric brains are more sensitive to injury, lending a heightened need for accurate and reliable tools. Diagnostics research in the pediatric population presents unique challenges, and is ultimately lacking.