Immediate Post-Concussion Assessment and Cognitive Testing
ImPACT® (Immediate Post-Concussion Assessment and Cognitive Testing) is a 20-minute computerized neurocognitive test that has been scientifically validated to measure the effects of concussion. After a child or athlete receives a 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 MSMC physicians to identify and manage concussion.
The ImPACT® Baseline Test should be the first step in the season of ANY athlete participating in contact or collision sports, or anyone who is otherwise at risk for sustaining a concussion.