Brainwaves Neuroimaging Clinic announces breakthrough AD/HD assessment tool

Houston 07 December 2004The Brainwaves Neuroimaging Clinic is introducing the first biologically based tool for the aid in assessment of AD/HD in the Houston area. The DataLex Indicator Report for AD/HD from Lexicor Inc. uses brainwave technology to finally help answer the question: "Does my child have attention deficit disorder?" AD/HD is a disorder of the brain associated with lack of impulse control, inattention and other behaviour problems. It affects an estimated 7 to 10 percent of school-age children and an estimated 4 percent of all adults.


"The DataLex report offers our facility a new and crucial first step in the evaluation of AD/HD", stated Dr. Lisa C. Routh, child and adult psychiatrist and executive director of Brainwaves Neuroimaging Clinic. "It's an amazing new tool that complements our existing AD/HD assessment process and allows us to more clearly identify patients with AD/HD. DataLex also lets us more clearly identify those without AD/HD, but who have other disorders that our centre can evaluate using our SPECT functional brain imaging technology."

The DataLex Indicator Report for AD/HD complements the patient history and medical examination, and is combined with a physician's expert evaluation to lead to a more accurate assessment of AD/HD. The Brainwaves Neuroimaging Clinic also offers brain SPECT imaging for the visualization of brain blood flow and metabolism, which can assist in the diagnosis of traumatic brain injury, depression and other mental conditions.

The DataLex report uses patient brain wave data collected using non-invasive, quantitative electro-encephalogram (qEEG) technology. The report is based upon scientific research that shows AD/HD patients have distinct brain activity patterns compared to the general population. The report can classify those with AD/HD to an accuracy of 90 percent and identify those who do not have AD/HD to an accuracy of 94 percent.

Data is collected using a sensor-filled cap to measure the electrical patterns of the brain and takes about an hour to complete. Once collected, the qEEG data is sent to Lexicor for analysis and a DataLex report is generated. The report is an evaluation aid for physicians, not a specific diagnostic test. The DataLex report is covered by most insurance companies and is currently offered at the Brainwaves Neuroimaging Clinic.

Lisa C. Routh, MD, is a child and adult psychiatrist, brain imaging specialist and the executive director of Brainwaves Neuroimaging Clinic in Houston, Texas. She is a nationally recognized expert in the fields of neuropsychiatry, women's issues, attention deficit disorders and psychopharmacology.

For more than 13 years, Lexicor has been specialized in the field of digital EEG data collection, management and analysis. Through extensive research, development and improvements, Lexicor has developed the quantitative EEG data analysis service called the DataLex Indicator Report. The DataLex Indicator Report assists physicians in reaching a more accurate assessment of AD/HD. Physicians use standard cleared EEG collection devices for qEEG data collection.

Leslie Versweyveld

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