Neurology Department is dedicated to excellence in patient care, medical education and research. We provide state-of-the-art care for persons afflicted with disease of the brain and nervous system. We are dedicated to improve the lives of patients by sharing ideas across disciplines and joining forces to develop the strongest individualized treatment plans. Our department provides comprehensive primary and tertiary neurologic care, as well as both inpatient and outpatient neurologic consultation. Neurology training programs center on a balanced population with primary referral and subspecialty care, and a highly structured curriculum in basic and clinical sciences.
- EEG – An electroencephalogram (EEG) is a test used to detect abnormalities related to electrical activity of the brain. This procedure tracks and records brain wave patterns. Small metal discs with thin wires (electrodes) are placed on the scalp, and then send signals to a computer to record the results.
- Alternately, they may use it if they wish to check for the presence of a nerve disease. The test is often performed with an electromyography (EMG), which is a test that records electrical signals moving through the muscles. Preparing for a NCV Test.
- Nerve Conduction Velocity (NCV) – is a measurement of the speed of conduction of an electrical impulse through a nerve. NCS can determine nerve damage and destruction.
- Auditory Evoked Potential (AEP) – testing is used to determine if specific parts of the vestibular system are functioning properly. Evoked potentials, sometimes called evoked responses, record the amount of time the nerves take to respond to electrical and sound stimulations. This can be useful in the diagnosis of Multiple Sclerosis and many other neurological disorders. It can also be used to rule out the presence of disease or damage to the central nervous system.
- Visual evoked potential (VEP) – visually evoked response (VER) and visually evoked cortical potential (VECP) are equivalent. They refer to electrical potentials, initiated by brief visual stimuli, which are recorded from the scalp overlying visual cortex, VEP waveforms are extracted from the electro-encephalogram (EEG) by signal averaging. VEPs are used primarily to measure the functional integrity of the visual pathways from retina via the optic nerves to the visual cortex of the brain.
- Somatosensory Evoked Potential (SSEP) – is a noninvasive diagnostic test to assess the speed of electrical conduction across the spinal cord. The technique involves applying electrical stimulus at specific nerves in the arms and legs and measuring the impulses generated by the stimulus at various points in the body. If the spinal cord is pinched, the electrical signals will travel slower than usual. SSEP may also be used to monitor spinal cord function during surgical procedures, particularly for cervical or thoracic spine surgery.
- Transcranial Doppler (TCD) – is a test that measures the velocity of blood flow through the brain’s blood vessels by means of ultrasound. The tests conduct a spectral analysis of the acoustic signals they receive and can therefore be classified as methods of active Acoustocerebrography. They are used to help diagnose emboli, stenosis, vasospasm from a subarachnoid hemorrhage (bleeding from a ruptured aneurysm), and other problems.