Head injuries are
nothing to take lightly.
Head injuries are nothing to take lightly. That’s why Five Star Urgent Care is here to help save the day with BrainScope
One – an FDA-cleared head injury assessment device that screens and detects the full spectrum of head injury.
Patients over the age of 18 that have received a mild head injury within the last three days can use the device. After an assessment with a Five Star Urgent Care clinician, a disposable BrainScope One headset is placed on the patient’s head. Lasting 20 minutes or less on average, an initial EEG is performed followed by two neurocognitive function tests using a portable screen. All activity is monitored and analyzed by a clinician to determine the answers to two critical questions:
- Is it like that there is a structural brain injury that would be visible on a CT scan?
- Is there evidence of functional abnormality that would indicate a concussion?
From these answers, Five Star Urgent Care will determine what type of treatment is needed, if further tests are required or if the patient should be referred to a specialist.
Unlike CT scans, which detect brain bleeds, a BrainScope One assessment generates objective data that helps clinicians determine the need for a CT scan and the presence of a concussion. By monitoring brain electrical activity and neurocognitive function, BrainScope One produces no ionizing radiation, which reduces the risk of being exposed to unnecessary radiation that can come from a CT scan.
From the stray flyball to the accidental tumble, our caring staff can help take the guesswork out of your head injury. Walk in to our Greece or Liverpool location for a BrainScope One assessment today.
If you are experiencing a life-threatening injury, call 911 immediately or visit your nearest ER.