ImPACT is a 25-minute computerised neurocognitive test that has been scientifically validated to measure the effects of concussion. After an athlete receives a preseason baseline test, his or her data is stored on a secure, HIPAA compliant server. If a concussion is suspected, a follow-up test is administered to see if the results have changed from the baseline. This comparison helps to identify and manage the concussion.
ImPACT can help answer difficult questions about an athlete’s readiness to return to play or return to school, Traditional neurological and radiological procedures such as CT and MRI are ineffective at identifying the functional effects of concussion. ImPACT measures subtle changes in cognitive functioning that reflect ongoing brain abnormality and which can persist after athletes report that they are symptom free and thereby protect them from the potentially serious consequences of returning too soon.
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NeuroCog Sports Concussion
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