Head injuries are nothing to take lightly. That’s why Marque Urgent Care is here to help. We’ve seen thousands of patients through our community-based concussion management program, HeadStrong. HeadStrong provides patients immediate access to innovative head-injury medical technology and resources right in your neighborhood. Our clinics have the BrainScope® One head-injury assessment device – a FDA-cleared tool that screens and detects the full spectrum of a head injury. If you or a loved one is suspected of a head injury, including concussions, visit a Marque Urgent Care clinic to be evaluated.
The BrainScope® One device lets us objectively assess the full spectrum of a brain injury, including concussions. It measures and interprets your brain electrical activity and neurocognitive function—right at the clinic. It’s the future of assessing brain injuries and unlike anything else available today.
BrainScope® One was commissioned by the U.S. Department of Defense, Johns Hopkins, and the NYU School of Medicine and was the winner of the NFL/GE Head Health Challenge.
- Radiation free
- Accurate and objective
- Fast and efficient
Patients who have received a mild head injury within the last three days can use the device. After an assessment with a Marque Urgent Care provider, 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 provider to determine the answers to two critical questions:
- Is it likely 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, we 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 (computerized tomography) 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.