BrainWaves Concussion Care Offers BrainScope One®
Breakthrough Technology in the Diagnosis of Concussions & Other Head Injuries
Whether an injury occurs from a work accident, a sports collision, or a fall, the BrainWaves Concussion Care’s medical team is ready to help patients in the San Francisco East Bay.
The first 72 hours after a head injury are critical to assessing and diagnosing a concussion. Head injury symptoms are not always obvious and the extent of potential injury to the brain is often hard to quantify. That’s why BrainWaves Concussion Care has added BrainScope One® to its concussion diagnostic tools.
Historically, based on the injury circumstances and symptoms, primary care physicians almost always sent patients to the emergency room for further evaluation and a CT scan to rule out more severe clinical issues. This resulted in patients having unnecessary CT scans. Now there is another option.
Says Dr. Robert Mooney, BrainWaves Clinic Director: “90% of CT Scans are found to be negative (no brain bleed). BrainScope One is a less complicated (and costly) diagnostic tool which is more sensitive than a CT Scan.”
With BrainScope One®, BrainWaves Concussion Care offers a safe, effective, and patient-friendly alternative to a CT scan that can help avoid unnecessary radiation exposure and significant hospital charges.
This revolutionary technology was developed in partnership with the U.S. Department of Defense and is a two-time winner of the GE-NFL Head Health Challenge.
BrainWaves Concussion Care at STAT MED is the first practice in Northern California trained to provide the BrainScope One® technology to patients.
BrainScope One® -- Patient Advantages
- Cleared by the FDA. This state-of-the-art technology is suitable for patients between 18 and 85 years old.
- Patient-friendly. It’s easy to use (patients simply wear a headset), non-invasive (no radiation!), and does not require a visit to the ER or hospital.
- Accurate and comprehensive. BrainScope One® is the only device that objectively assesses the entire spectrum of injury – including concussions. It has demonstrated 99 percent sensitivity in detecting a brain injury that would be visible on a CT scan.
- Fast. An assessment can be completed in less than 20 (Check with BSO #)
- Convenient. It involves shorter wait times, lower costs and less stress than a typical ER visit or outpatient CT scan. You can get an immediate answer about the severity of your head injury, as well as the needed follow-up treatment, all from one provider with BrainWaves Concussion Care.
How BrainScope One® Works
- Your STAT MED or BrainWaves Concussion Care doctor will review the injury and your symptoms to determine an initial diagnosis
- Depending on your medical circumstances and the time the injury occurred, your doctor may recommend continued assessment using BrainScope One®.
- If continued assessment is recommended, a BrainScope One® headset with sophisticated, miniaturized sensors will be placed on your head to measure your brain’s electrical activity and neurocognitive function.
- Using a handheld smartphone-like device, your data will be presented in a panel for the physician to review and determine if there’s evidence of functional abnormalities, such as a concussion.
- Based on these results, your doctor will discuss your diagnosis and a treatment plan as needed.
More information about BrainScope One®
Note: BrainScope One is registered as Ahead® 300. BrainScope is a registered trademark of BrainScope Company, Inc.