Your WAVi Brain Scan: FAQ

portable headset device used in a WAVi brain scan
Medically Reviewed
April 10, 2023

Something new today! We’ll share a FAQ on the WAVi Brain Scan – you may already have read something about this in the media.

Did you know that one in three cases of Alzheimer’s worldwide could turn out to be preventable with a simple, painless, and accessible brain health check?

That’s right. As science and technology evolve, more efficient tools for examining and determining your brain’s health are coming into the spotlight.

The WAVi scan, is an all-in-one brain measurement platform that checks how healthy your brain is, just like a blood test can check your overall health.

If you want to know everything about this revolutionary medical exam that helps with early diagnosis and prevention of neurological diseases, as well as providing key indicators about your overall health, keep reading our FAQ.

What is a WAVi Brain Scan?

The WAVi brain scan is a brain screening check to accurately measure your brain’s

  • electrical activity,
  • performance, and
  • response.

WAVi scan uses a portable headset device to perform a simplified EEG (electroencephalogram) and track visual Event-Related Potentials (ERPs) to measure the brain’s reactiveness and function objectively.

That’s a mouthful! Put more simply, it examines and tests your brain and physical responses to stimuli and activities in real time. This provides scientific metrics and essential data about your brain’s health, memory, coherence, and cognitive functions.

It also uses Heart Rate Variability (HRV) to check the synchronicity of your heart and brain frequencies and the overall health of your autonomic nervous system (ANS).

This is valuable and insightful information. The doctor can then directly assess your brain function, helping diagnose brain illnesses while there’s still time to prevent them.

What Does the WAVi Brain Scan Test Involve?

The exam lasts around 30 minutes. You undergo a series of tests while wearing a user-friendly and comfortable headset. Its 22 nodes record different activities in different parts of your brain.

This information is then sent to the software that reads, interprets, and compares the data to create a useful and actionable report about your brain’s health.

Some of the assignments performed during the exam include (but are not limited to) the following:

P300 delay

This measures the time between a sound stimulus (a beep!), your brain’s response (hearing it), and your physical reaction (clicking a mouse). You keep your eyes closed during the test.

Trail-making tests

This test measures the speed you can organize a sequence in consecutive order and is a valuable tool for signaling a risk for dementia or Alzheimer’s. For example, you can be asked to place random numbers in consecutive order or associate growing numbers with letters of the alphabet (1A, 2B, etc.).

Some other assignments test your concentration while you stare at a blank wall, for example.

Once all the tests are over, your doctor will read and interpret your scores with you, using the score references appropriate for your age. This medical review is recorded online and sent to you.

Is it FDA-approved?

Yes. WAVi brain scan is the only portable EEG brain screening health check that’s FDA-approved.

Who Should Get a WAVi Brain Scan?

Suppose you’ve been recently diagnosed with depression, anxiety, ADHD (regardless of age – the test can be performed even in children), or any other mental health issue requiring more investigation or clarification.

In that case, the WAVi brain scan is a good and reliable alternative for a comprehensive EEG.

You may also notice some cognitive function or memory alteration as you age. In either case, the WAVi brain screening provides valuable insights into your brain’s health and development, signaling any warning signs or triggers for neurological diseases. This means your doctor may recommend the right preventive actions.

How Does WAVi Help My Health?

Knowledge is power. Suppose you learn at a young age that your brain is predisposed to Alzheimer’s. You can then start a brain wellness program with customized protocols that include lifestyle changes, exercises, and nutrition, such as the Nava Custom Vitality Plan.

The earlier you begin to take action, the more chances you have to stop the development of Alzheimer’s, which is also linked to

  • diabetes,
  • hypertension,
  • obesity, and
  • other risk factors that can be avoided.

The WAVi brain scan is also a crucial tool for checking your brain’s ability to regenerate itself – a process called neurogenesis, thus addressing neurological conditions much more precisely and objectively.

In other words, by taking the test, you can diagnose predispositions and avoid developing neurological conditions.

And by regularly retesting, you can check the improvement of your brain performance – and if your brain health plan is working or needs adjustment.

What Results Can I Expect?

The WAVi brain scan helps determine your brain’s age, speed, and power, understanding how it performs and responds, so your doctor can recommend a brain health plan to optimize neurogenesis and function.

It’s also an essential tool to identify cognitive impairments and the symmetry of your brain’s hemispheres, which is crucial for early and objective diagnosis of the following conditions:

  • Pre-symptom dementia
  • Pre-symptom Alzheimer’s
  • Pre-symptom hearing loss
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Cognitive dysfunction or decline after concussions
  • Correlations between heart and brain health
  • Acute pain
  • The effects of ADHD medication and opioid abuse on the brain

At the end of the screening tests, your doctor can determine your brain health needs and recommend the best protocol.

How Will My Brain Information Be Used?

Your brain information generates a comprehensive and understandable report on your brain’s health that both you and your doctor can read together.

This report is the baseline of your very own brain wellness program. Once the exam is over, you can keep it for future reference on your progress.

Tracking brain performance is particularly important for anyone seeking to maintain cognitive functions or to prevent them from declining – through objective and personalized data and metrics.

Some of the valuable information in your report includes the following:

  • Measurement of your brain functioning, including your EEG brainwave patterns
  • Brain response, coherence, and cognitive abilities
  • Your visual and hearing control
  • Your heart rate variability and your autonomic nervous system function
  • The different frequencies of your alpha, beta, theta, and delta brainwaves
  • The synchronization of your brain and heart frequencies.

Is There a WAVi Brain Scan Near Me?

Yes. You can get scanned today at any of the following Nava Health locations:

  • Columbia, MD
  • Bethesda, MD
  • Fairfax, VA
  • Ashburn, VA

WAVi scans are now part of the Nava Vitality Plan and will be integral to measuring success in many Nava Health protocols, including:

Schedule a consultation today to uncover the power of your brain.

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The WAVi brain scan provides valuable insight into your brain’s health – catch those warning signs early and maintain your cognitive function!