“Before I came to Cognitive FX, I had three MRIs done. All the results came out good, and all of the doctors said I was fine. Some even suggested I was making it up, or I had depression and anxiety. When we came to Cognitive FX, and I got the fNCI it was nice to see the proof and results that there was something wrong with my head and that they knew how to fix it,”
fNCI is vital to the success of EPIC Treatment. Throughout treatment, our therapists and trainers will be targeting the areas of the brain that are hyperactive or hypoactive as measured by the fNCI.
Because fNCI is measuring NVC, and during treatment, we are addressing the cause of the injury which is dysregulation of neurovascular coupling. Treating PCS requires addressing many systems that are at the root cause of the dysregulation including NVC.
We do a fNCI scan at the beginning and end of each week so that we can measure improvements to NVC. Giving our patients clarity in how their brain is functioning before treatment and after treatment.
fMRI has been around for over 15 years as a research tool, with occasional use in pre-surgical planning. fMRI detects changes in blood flow while a patient is performing a cognitive task, providing a three-dimensional map of the brain regions that are used to accomplish that task. fMRI is limited in its clinical application because it is not standardized, particularly for the use of understanding neurological disease or injuries.
fNCI is an advanced form of fMRI because it uses an integrated system of fMRI development, administration, analysis, and clinical interpretation that overcomes the limitations and applications of fMRI. fNCI also has a standardize normative database making it more useful to understand concussion.
No. fNCI utilizes fMRI and MRI technology that is non-invasive and does not use any radioactive materials to see what is happening in the brain. SPECT is an advanced form of a CT scan that uses a radioactive substance to produce an image.
When you follow the full six cognitive test protocol, a complete fNCI takes around 45 minutes.
Currently, Notus is not offering this imaging at any other location. In the past, it was used in hospitals around the United States, but it is no longer available.
Notus Neuropsychological Imaging developed fNCI, and Cognitive FX uses this imaging protocol for clinical application.
Our experts use their extensive knowledge of neuroimaging and neuroanatomy and advanced software programs to process images and compare them to a normative database.
This imaging can cost anywhere from $5225 to $3500.