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At Parker Adventist Hospital, we have skilled neurosurgeons with expertise to choose the right treatment choice based on an individual's needs. We have a specialized intensive care unit where the nursing staff is trained and skilled in giving the best care to the neuroscience patient.
An EEG commonly
used for diagnosing seizures (epilepsy), EEGs assist physicians in
diagnosing other problems, such as common headaches, vertigo
(dizziness), strokes, degenerative brain diseases and other diseases of
the brain. Using highly sensitive
monitoring equipment, the EEG measures and records electrical signals
generated by the brain. This is a painless test, no electrical current
is put into your body, that takes approximately 60 to 90 minutes.
To schedule an appointment, contact the neurodiagnostics lab at 303-269-4670.
EMG/NCS tests are
used to diagnose nerve and muscle disorders in patients with symptoms
such as numbness and tingling of extremities, burning of the feet, pain
and weakness of extremities.
The EMG requires the insertion of a small needle that records muscle responses. NCS involves giving a patient small electrical stimuli causing the hand or foot to twitch. These procedures aid in the diagnosis of:
EP studies provide a measurement of how long it takes an impulse to travel from a point of stimulation through the spinal cord to the brain. There are three EP assessments that can be taken:
Visual Evoked Potentials (VEP's) - used for neurological assessment of the visual system by generating changes in viewed patterns. Resulting responses correlate closely with features of normal vision such as visual acuity and are consistently
reproducible. VEPs aid in the diagnosis of optic neuritis, multiple sclerosis and retrochiasmal and compressive lesions.
Brainstem Auditory Evoked Potential Studies (BAEPs) - evaluate the nerve pathways from the ear to the brain. The test is used to evaluate stroke, acoustic neuroma, Meniere's disease, multiple sclerosis and the integrity of newborn hearing.
Somatosensory Evoked Potential Studies (SSEPs) - assess pathways from nerves in the arms or legs, through the spinal cord to the brainstem or cerebral cortex. Electrodes are placed on the scalp and along the spinal cord. A small electrical current is then applied to
the skin overlying nerves on the arms or legs, creating a pain-free tingling sensation. Each leg or arm is tested separately.
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