Neurodiagnostic Tests at NSMC Union Hospital
Electroencephalograms are given when your physician wants to evaluate a myriad of different neurological problems, from common headaches and dizziness to seizure disorders, strokes, syncope, dementia and degenerative diseases. The EEG is also used to determine organic causes for psychiatric symptoms. In addition the EEG is performed during carotid artery surgery to evaluate cortical functioning and in the evaluation of irreversible brain death (this is for inpatients only.)
Electromyography / Nerve Conductions tests reveal diseases primarily of the peripheral nervous system, which can cause symptoms of tingling, numbness and pain.
Evoked Potentials are ordered by your physician when he or she wants to evaluate a number of neurological problems, including spinal cord injuries, optic neuritis, multiple sclerosis and acoustic neuroma.