What Is BrainScope®?

BrainScope is the only multi-modal, FDA-cleared device for structural and functional brain injury assessment. It provides objective data that helps clinicians answer two key questions in presenting head injured patients between the ages of 18 and 85 years old:

How Does BrainScope Work?

The BrainScope Advantage

Brain injuries, including concussions need prompt attention but 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® brain injury assessment device.


Hurt your head
Where should you go

CT Scan

Available in Emergency Departments

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Select Emergency Departments, Urgent Care Centers, Family Physicians, Concussion Clinics, Student Health Centers



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 assessment at an 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 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 technology produces no ionizing radiation. One less thing to worry about.




A CT scan is uncomfortable and time-consuming.

The BrainScope 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 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.


How does BrainScope work?  

  • Electrical signals course through the brain and when someone has a brain injury these electrical signals (EEG) change and are different from those that would be present in an uninjured brain.

  • A unique, FDA-cleared medical device named BrainScope uses the EEG signal to determine whether the patient likely has a brain bleed and/or a concussion.

  • BrainScope has been developed by comparing a head injured patient’s brain electrical activity to a large database of patients with and without brain injury to determine the potential presence of a structural injury (or “brain bleed”) and their level of brain function impairment.


Potential Patient Benefits  

  • BrainScope can help your doctor to determine if a CT Scan, or special X-ray test, is necessary to detect brain bleeding.

    • A single CT scan exposes patients to far more radiation than a standard X-ray

  • Lower Cost

    • BrainScope is significantly less expensive for the patient

  • Shorter Wait Times

    • In the emergency room, long wait times before being seen, and between admission, examination, assessments and discharge are common. The BrainScope assessment can be done in minutes.


BrainScope Background

  • The BrainScope System represents over 10 years of research, funded in part by Department of Defense Contracts.

  • BrainScope has obtained 8 FDA Clearances.

  • 25+ Clinical Research Studies have been published based on data using BrainScope technology.

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.