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BrainScope

Head injuries are nothing to take lightly.


That’s why WellNow Urgent Care is here to help make it all better with BrainScope® One – an FDA-cleared head injury assessment device that screens and detects the full spectrum of head injury.

Patients ages 18–25 who have received a mild head injury within the last three days can use the device. After an assessment with a WellNow 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 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 fly ball to the accidental tumble, our caring staff can help take the guesswork out of your head injury. Check in online or walk in to our Greece, Orchard Park, Liverpool or Niskayuna location for a BrainScope One assessment.

If you are experiencing an emergency, call 911 or go to the nearest emergency room immediately.