Many organizations use ImPACT® testing, including the NFL, Major League Baseball, Major League Soccer, U.S. Rugby, the U.S. Army, the U.S. Navy and the U.S. Ski Team. Additionally, more than 550 colleges and universities and 1,800 U.S. high schools use ImPACT® testing for their athletes.
ImPACT® can help determine when an athlete is ready to return to play, offering the protection from serious consequences of returning too soon. Traditional neurological and radiological procedures, like CT scans and MRIs, are helpful in identifying serious brain injuries, such as skull fractures and hematomas, but they are ineffective when it comes to identifying functional effects of a concussion. Conducting baseline and post-injury ImPACT® testing helps doctors objectively evaluate an athlete’s cognitive status.
About 10 percent of all student athletes who play contact sports suffer a concussion and can experience dizziness, headaches, double vision, memory problems, irritability and depression. Recovery can take days or weeks, and returning to play prematurely can lead to potentially serious consequences.
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