We perform an Ambulatory EEG to test
patients for epilepsy. Since seizures can be a symptom of many
different conditions, they alone are not enough to warrant a
diagnosis for epilepsy. This test records brain activity throughout
the day for any signs of epilepsy.
Since it is difficult to predict when a
seizure will occur, an Ambulatory EEG is designed to go home with the
patient. This way, you can continue with your daily routine for a few
days while the small device takes the appropriate measurements. After
reviewing the results, we can discuss with you whether or not the
seizures are a symptom of epilepsy.
EMG and NCV tests measure the
electrical impulses between the muscles and nerves. This test is
especially important with patients suffering from spine-related
issues. They are two different tests designed diagnose the underlying
cause to spinal pain, numbness, etc.
Together, EMG and NCV can tell whether
the issue is due to the muscles or nerve. They determine whether or
not there is nerve damage as well as the potential cause. And aside
from diagnosis, these tests can continue to measure the effectiveness
A VNG is an important diagnostic tool
in diagnosing conditions of balance, dizziness, and light-headedness.
It consists of a series of tests performed by having the patient wear
a pair of infrared goggles. During the session, patients will be
following objects with their eyes while the device measures for
appropriate eye movements.
A VNG can tell a neurologist the cause
for balance issues. It tests for inner ear problems in each ear as
well as general motor functionality.