At The Kempinski Clinic, we utilize C3 Logix as a primary baseline testing tool for concussion, and many other neurologic disorders. C3 Logix is a computerized cognitive assessment instrument that looks at a variety of diagnostic parameters, such as: Graded symptom checklist; Attention span; Memory; Processing speed; Reaction time; and Balance analysis. We also use RightEye patented eye tracking technology to analyze eye movements, which are classically involved and altered in brain injury.
Here is an example of a "within normal limits" eye movement assessment:
Here is an example of an abnormal eye movement assessment, commonly seen in concussion and other neurologic conditions:
Concussion And Traumatic Brain Injury
Concussion is an injury affecting the brain, induced by direct or indirect biochemical forces. Risk is increased if not properly identified and managed, including potential for longer recovery times and likelihood of re-injury. Second and third injuries are likely to be more severe, can take longer to recover from, can cause permanent brain damage and increase risk of retirement from sports.
Rapid onset of usually short-lived neurological impairment, which resolves quickly
Acute clinical symptoms that usually reflect a functional disturbance rather than structural
A range of clinical symptoms that may or may not involve loss of consciousness
Routine neuroimaging (MRI, CT) typically normal
1.6 to 3.8 million sport-related concussions per year
Only 47% of football players sustaining a concussion actually report injury (McCrea et al., 2004)
400,000 US troops with (Mild Traumatic Brain Injury (MTBI) are currently deployed.