The Mercy Neuroscience Center offers leading technology and professional staff to help ensure our patients receive the best care possible. With most services available in one location, the Center also seeks to provide patients with a level of convenience not available at most other facilities.
Among the first community hospitals in the country to have the "Compass" and "Regulus Stereotactic Neurological Systems," Mercy Medical Center strives to stay on the leading edge of neurosurgery technology.
The Center's staff includes physicians specializing in neurosurgery, neurology, neuroradiology, neuro-oncology and neurodiagnostics. A specifically trained staff of neuroscience nurses, technicians and rehabilitation professions are available to patients.
Neurodiagnostic is a specialized department offering testing that helps to diagnose disorders and diseases of the brain, spinal cord and nervous system. The primary tests performed in the lab include electroencephalogram (EEG) and electromyography/nerve conduction velocities (EMG/NCV) studies.
Neurodiagnostic Procedure Information
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An EEG, also known as the "brain wave test," is much like an EKG of the brain, rather than heart. It records electrical activity from the brain via electrodes placed on the patients head/scalp.
An EMG/NCV evaluates large fiber nerves in conjunction with the muscles they feed to look for any slowing, blocking or deterioration of nerve signals to detect neuromuscular disorders. This is the most common and comprehensive testing for carpal tunnel, neuropathy & ALS, along with many other nerve and sensory disorders.
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