Neurodiagnostics

Neurodiagnostics at Boston area Hospital
Salem Hospital offers several types of neurodiagnostic tests, available on an outpatient and inpatient basis. Our technologists record electrical activity from the brain and nervous system using a computer and the data is then interpreted by a group of specially trained neurologists from Essex Neurological Associates. The results are given to your primary care physician, who shares them with you during a follow-up visit.

Physician Referrals

Adult neurodiagnostic referral form
Pediatric neurodiagnostic referral form

We perform both tests on the Salem campus.

  • Adult EEGS are done in our Neurodiagnostic Lab on Axelrod 5.
  • Pediatric EEGs are done on the ground floor of MassGeneral for Children on the Salem campus
  • Hours: Monday - Friday, 7:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

EEGs  

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.)

EPs

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.


Department Manager

Tel: 978.825.6219   Fax: 978.740.4901

Scheduling Coordinator

Tel: 978.354.4333   Fax: 978.740.4880

Pediatric EEG

Tel: 978.354.4333   Fax: 978.740.4880