The BrainScope Advantage
Brain injuries need prompt attention. And they aren’t always easy to detect. So it’s important to get any head injury checked. The most common option for head injury assessment today is to go to the emergency room for a CT scan. Now there is a new assessment option: the BrainScope® One head injury assessment device, available at your Urgent Care Clinic.
with CT scan
– VS –
with BrainScope One
head injury assessment
In the emergency room, long wait times before being seen, and between admission, examination, assessments and discharge are common.
Average Urgent Care episode of care time is 45 minutes or less, and the BrainScope assessment takes from 20-30 minutes.1
Emergency room visits are expensive, especially when you add the cost of CT scans.
A BrainScope One assessment at the Urgent Care clinic is significantly less expensive and less stressful than the ER.
A CT scan detects brain bleeds, but cannot assess concussions.
A BrainScope One assessment generates objective data that helps a provider determine whether you need a head CT and whether you likely have a concussion.
A single CT scan exposes you to far more radiation than a standard X-ray. And it’s not unusual to have more than one for the same injury.
The BrainScope One technology produces no ionizing radiation. One less thing to worry about.
A CT scan is uncomfortable and time-consuming.
The BrainScope One head injury assessment is non-invasive and patient-friendly.
You (or your test results) will be seen by several ER team members, with wait time between each contact.
Your BrainScope One assessment is generally performed by a technician and read by a provider.
If a brain bleed is not found on the CT scan, you may be discharged—perhaps with an undetected concussion.
If your provider diagnoses a concussion or other brain injury, you will be referred for treatment or further testing.
1. Actual time may vary based on the number of assessments.
BrainScope One is intended to be used with patients 18-85 years of age and for use within 3 days of mild head injury. BrainScope One is not intended as a stand alone diagnostic or to be used as a replacement for a CT scan.
BrainScope One is registered as Ahead® 300. BrainScope is a registered trademark of BrainScope Company, Inc. ©2018 BrainScope Company, Inc. All Rights Reserved.