Is it a concussion? There now is an expedited diagnosis for this very serious and potentially life-threatening head injury.
The guessing game is over. Community Educator Lovee Box for HealthCare of Marshall, TX is announcing that as of September 22, 2017, this medical service will be available for the community.
A brain injury needs prompt diagnosis and treatment. But it’s not always easy to detect. That’s why it’s important to get any head injury checked, even if an injured person thinks they are okay. Fortunately, HealthCARE Express can now screen for concussions and other serious brain injuries in their clinic, with an innovative new device called the BrainScope® One. A BrainScope One head injury assessment is…
– Fast. An assessment can be completed in as quickly as 10 minutes.
– Patient-friendly. It’s non-invasive.
– Accurate and comprehensive. BrainScope One is the only device that objectively assesses the entire spectrum of brain injury – including concussions.
– Convenient. Reduces the wait times, expense, and stress of a typical ER visit.
– Peace of mind. Get answers and treatment if it is needed.
What to expect:
A provider will discuss the injury and symptoms with the patient, then place a disposable BrainScope One headset on their head. It measures the brain’s electrical activity and neurocognitive function. Using a handheld portable screen, the clinician will review the data to answer two key questions:
- Is it likely that there’s a structural brain injury that would be visible on a CT scan?
- Is there evidence of functional abnormality that would indicate a concussion?
Depending on those results, the patient may be referred for proper treatment or further tests. The BrainScope One assessment is FDA-cleared for patients 18-85 years of age, and for use within 3 days of mild head injury.
Starting September 22, anyone that has recently been in an accident and suspect they may have suffered a head injury, come to HealthCARE Express to utilize Brainscope. With this new service, they can treat patients with head injuries even faster and more efficiently than before.