New test provides easier way to determine concussions

Austin (KXAN) – Young athletes are at the highest risk for concussions but a new test could provide a way to make recognizing them easier.

Immediate Postconcussion Assessment and Cognitive Testing, or IMPACT testing, provides a baseline that can be compared to post-concussion testing if the athlete suffers a head injury later.

Athletes 10-years of age and older are the best candidates for the test. It measures attention, visual memory, reaction time and more.

The brief series of tests take about 30 to 45 minutes to complete.

For more information visit Baylor Scott & White’s website here. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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