Diagnosing Neurological Disorders
There are a variety of tests used to diagnose neurological disorders. King's Daughters Neurodiagnostic Lab has an experienced, professional staff that performs nearly 6,000 diagnostic tests annually, serving inpatients, outpatients, emergency and surgical patients. Tests performed include:
- Electroencephalography (EEG) - detects electrical activity in the brain. Data are recorded digitally.
- Evoked Potentials (EP) - checks the condition of nerve pathways by measuring the electrical signals carried by the nerves in the brain
- Electromyography/nerve conduction study (EMG/NCV) - helps diagnose diseases of the nerves and muscles by recording activity within the muscles
- Electronystagmography (ENG/VNG) - studies the function of the cranial nerves along with their central connections. Useful in diagnosing vertigo/dizziness.
- Quantitative sensory testing (QST) - a painless, noninvasive test to determine the cause and severity of sensory abnormalities.