Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) – An MRI is a non-invasive
method of rendering images of the inside of all or part of the human body, used
in medical diagnostics.
Computerized Axil Tomography (CT Scan) – A CT Scan
uses special x-ray equipment to obtain image data from different angles around
the body. Through computer processing of the retrieved data, a cross-section
of the body tissues and organs is produced.
Carotid Doppler Ultrasound – A Carotid Doppler Ultrasound
is a painless procedure used to measure the blood flow in the two major arteries
of the neck (carotid arteries).
EEG (Electroencephalogram) – An EEG measures the brain’s
electrical activity through electrodes placed on the scalp, which is useful in
diagnosing various medical conditions.
EMG/NCV Studies (Electromyography / Nerve Conduction) – EMG/NCV
studies are conducted in two steps; first, the response of nerves to electrical
stimulation is measured and secondly, the function of muscles are tested through
the insertion of tiny needles in to various muscle groups.
Evoked Responses – An Evoked Response is the recorded
response, through the use of attached electrodes, following the presentation
of a stimulus.
BAER Responses – BAER, auditory brainstem evoked
response, measures the timing of electrical waves from the brainstem in
response to auditory stimulation.
Tensilon Testing – Tensilon Testing is performed by
the injection of the drug Tensilon in to a vein. After injection, muscle
response is evaluated.
Intra-operative Monitoring – Intra-operative Monitoring
is the use of various electrophysiology modalities, such as EEG, EMG, and Evoked
Responses, to monitor the functional integrity of neural structures during surgery.
Electronystagography (ENG) – During an ENG, a common
testing procedure for the vestibular or balance system, electrodes are placed
above and below the eye to measure the electrical activity in response to stimuli.
Autorotation Testing – Autorotation testing is used
to test the vestibulo-ocular reflex (VOR) and proves beneficial in the diagnosis
of disorders that cause dizziness, such as vertigo.
Quantitative Visual Field Perimetry – Quantitative
Visual Field Perimetry is testing of the patients’ visual field for defects
or changes, used to diagnose and evaluate disorders.
Inpatient Neurology Consulting – The doctors of ECN
work with local hospitals to ensure that patients with neurological disorders
receive the best care while hospitalized.
Lumbar Punctures – Lumbar Punctures, also known as
spinal taps, are used as a diagnostic tool and for the injection of certain medications.
Biofeedback / Stress Management – Biofeedback is used
to help patients deal with pain and stress by allowing them to recognize and
control bodily functions that are normally thought of as “automatic”.
Psychological Testing – Psychological Testing can be
used to find deficits in cognitive ability due to a neurological condition.