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Diagnostic Testing

To assist with your healthcare our providers may start with a complete medical history and physical exam. He or she may also use one or more of these tests:


CT scan

This imaging test uses a combination of X-rays and computer technology to make horizontal images of the body. A CT scan shows detailed images of any part of the body, including the bones, muscles, fat, and organs. CT scans are more detailed than general X-rays.



EEG-Offered in office for your convenience. This test records the brain's continuous electrical activity through electrodes attached to the scalp. 



This test uses a combination of large magnets, radio waves, and a computer to make detailed images of organs and structures within the body.


Electrodiagnostic tests, such as electromyography (EMG) and nerve conduction velocity -NCV- 

Both offered in office for your convenience. These tests evaluate and diagnose disorders of the muscles and motor neurons. Electrodes are inserted into the muscle or placed on the skin overlying a muscle or muscle group. Electrical activity and muscle response are recorded.

Electrodiagnostic studies are performed by neurologists with additional subspecialty training and/or board certifications in both EMG and Neuromuscular Medicine and provides the following services to referring physicians and patients:

  • Electromyography (EMG) Studies

  • Neurological Consultation with EMG


Electrodiagnostic studies can assist with establishing a diagnosis, as well as identify other relevant problems, define the severity and chronicity of the disorder, and/or provide information useful for recovery, prognosis, and treatment.


Arteriogram (angiogram) 

This X-ray of the arteries and veins detects blockage or narrowing of the vessels.


Spinal tap (lumbar puncture) 

During this test, a special needle is placed into the lower back, into the spinal canal. This is the area around the spinal cord. The pressure in the spinal canal and brain can then be measured. A small amount of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) can be removed and sent for testing to find out if there is an infection or other problems. CSF is the fluid that bathes the brain and spinal cord.



This test uses dye injected into the spinal canal to make the structure clearly visible on X-rays.



This test uses ultra high-frequency sound waves. It allows the healthcare provider to analyze blood flow in cases of possible stroke.


Neurospychological evaluation

This assessments can be extremely useful in the detection, diagnosis, and management of memory loss, and dementia syndromes. Neuropsychological assessments are designed to identify the extent and severity of a patient's cognitive and behavioral impairments. 


Ultrasound (sonography)

This imaging test uses high-frequency sound waves and a computer to make images of blood vessels, tissues, and organs. Ultrasounds are used to view internal organs as they function. They also assess blood flow through various vessels.


VSAT (Vital System Assessment Tests)

VSAT™ is Fast and Pain-Free. It is a combination of three tests: Heart Rate Variability, Pulse Wave Velocity, and Sudomotor Function which is part of your autonomic nervous system. 


These three tests provide you and your doctor with detailed information about your risk for cardiovascular and neurological disease, often before other tests would show any abnormality. VSAT™ testing is also sensitive to changes in medication and lifestyle. It quickly reflects improvements or disease progression. This allows you and your doctor to see if your treatment efforts are properly working to increase your health. Your first VSAT test will be a baseline and reevaluated every year.

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