Neurology Partners - Vinod Kapoor MD
Caring for Hudson County Since 1995
Experienced Neurologists
Offering Quality Care to Individuals Through the Area

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Diagnostic Services

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Neurology Partners of Hudson County PA offers a wide selection of diagnostic services to serve patients in the most efficient way possible.

Regular Electroencephalogram (EEG)

A typical EEG is used to measure electrical brain activity. The test involves placing electrodes along a patient’s scalp to detect the appropriate stimulus. It is an entirely noninvasive test.

We use results from an EEG to help diagnose many different conditions. These range from sleep disorders to general discord and dysfunction in brain activity (encephalopathy). It is commonly used to test for brain damage after suffering from relevant trauma, such as a physical impact or major illness.

Ambulatory Electroencephalogram (EEG)

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.

Electromyography (EMG) and Nerve Conduction Velocity (NCV)

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 of treatment.

Videonystagmography (VNG)

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.

Transcranial Doppler (TCD)

Sometimes, neurological issues come from a problem with blood flow instead of the brain itself. In these cases, a Transcranial Doppler can help measure and diagnose the condition. TCD is a test using ultrasound technology to observe blood flow to the brain.

We use TCD to test for potential embolism, hemorrhage, and other issues caused by or causing abnormal blood vessel activity in the brain.

Mindstream Test

A Mindstream Test is an interactive assessment of a patient’s cognition. It can be used to discover neurological issues before they can be physically detected with other diagnostic tests. Contrary to other tests, Mindstream uses a collection of questions and exercises to measure different aspects of brain activity. Among these are memory, attention span, orientation, motor skills, and more.

We use Mindstream testing to assess executive function and memory capability. We conduct the test with a computer, and we evaluate the results of each section together to form a diagnosis. Results from Mindstream can help us catch possible dementia, sleep problems, mood instability, and more.