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Neurodiagnostics

Electroneurodiagnostics is the study and recording of electrical activity in the brain and nervous system. Qualified, competent and credentialed physicians and technologists perform these recordings. To schedule an appointment, please call 518-525-1062.

Computed Tomography (CT or CAT Scan):  A medical imaging method that combines digital X-ray and computed tomography to generate a three-dimensional image of the internal structure and function of a patient. This combination makes it possible to obtain detailed cross sectional images of internal organs, vessels, and bony structures.

Electronencephalogram (EEG): records the electrical activity of the brain. It may be used to diagnose epilepsy, head injuries, infections, sleep disorders and other problems. This test may be performed on patients who are awake or sleep deprived.

Evoked potentials: records the electrical activity from the sensory receptions in response to external stimulation, either auditory (BAEP) or visual (VEP).

Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI): Diagnostic imaging technology that uses a strong magnet and radiofrequency waves to produce images of the body in amazing detail and clarity. Because MRI allows your doctor to see inside your body from any angle with great clarity, it gives doctors a wealth of information very quickly.  The MRI is especially useful in diagnosing neurological, musculoskeletal, cardiovascular and oncological disorders. 

Nerve conduction studies: nerve conduction studies measure the speed and intensity of electrical signals that travel between the nerves.

Electromyography (EMGS): An electromyogram (EMG) is a test to evaluate the health of muscles and the nerves that control those muscles. By measuring the electrical activity of muscles at rest and during contraction, it can determine how well those muscles are working.

Nerves control muscles in the body with electrical impulses. Normally these impulses make the muscles react in specific ways. However, if a problem exists, it can cause an abnormal reaction.

Using an EMG can help physicians diagnose diseases that damage muscle tissue, nerves, or the junctions between nerve and muscle. Examples of such diseases are a herniated disc, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), myasthenia gravis (MG), and carpel tunnel syndrome. The EMG can also be used to identify the cause of muscle twitching, weakness or paralysis.

 

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