Neurodiagnostics

      Meet Our Neurodiagnostics Team
    • Hamilton's Neurodiagnostics department provides comprehensive inpatient and outpatient testing that assists your physician in accurately diagnosing neurological diseases and disorders (through recording and study of the electrical activity of the brain and nervous system).

    • Neurodiagnostics analyzes and monitors nervous system function to promote the effective treatment of neurological diseases and conditions.  Technologists record electrical activity arising from the brain, spinal cord, and and peripheral nerves using a variety of techniques and instruments. 

    • Neurodiagnostic technologists prepare patients for procedures, obtain medical histories, record electrical potentials, calculate results, maintain equipment, and may work with specific treatments.  They develop rapport with patients and comfort them during the recording procedure, which can last from 20 minutes (for a single nerve conduction study) to 8 hours for a sleep study, to multiple days admission for long term EEG monitoring.  Neurodiagnostic technologists understand neurophysiology and recognize normal and abnormal electrical activity.  they act as eyes and ears for specially trained doctors who later review and interpret the data. 

    Services include:
    Electroencephalography (EEG)
    Electromyography (EMG)
    Evoked Potential (EP)
    Long-term Monitoring (LTM)
    Nerve Conduction Velocity (NCV)

     
     

    For more information, call 706-272-6184.

    A good resource for information about neurological disorders is available form the American Academy of Neurology (AAN).  They maintain a list of advocacy groups, as well as patient education literature accessible on-line.  Visit http://patients.aan.com.