At Neurology Specialists of Charleston, our board certified doctors are leaders in the field of neurology and utilize a variety of services to diagnose neurological issues. These services include:
- Genetic Testing
- Imaging (CT Scans, MRIs, X-Rays)
- Electroencephalography – EEG
- Electromyography – EMG
- Evoked potentials / Evoked response
- Onsite MRI – learn more and request an appointment by visiting www.MRICharleston.com
It is the goal of Neurology Specialists of Charleston to provide the highest level of quality care to our patients in a safe, compassionate environment.
What is an EMG?
Electromyography (EMG) measures muscle response or electrical activity in response to a nerve’s stimulation of the muscle. The test is used to help detect neuromuscular abnormalities. During the test, probes are placed on the skin to detect nerve responses and a small needle is used to check the performance of the muscles. A nerve conduction test measures how well and how fast the nerves send electrical signals.
What is an EEG?
An Electroencephalogram (EEG) is a test that detects abnormalities in your brain waves, or in the electrical activity of your brain. This test is used to evaluate brain disorders including strokes, seizures and epilepsy as well as measure brain activity in disorders like Alzheimer’s Disease. During the procedure, electrodes consisting of small metal discs with thin wires are temporarily attached onto your scalp. The electrodes detect tiny electrical charges that result from the activity of your brain cells. The charges are amplified and appear as a graph on a computer screen for the physician to interpret.
Interested in learning more about the diagnostic testing available at Neurology Specialists of Charleston? Request your appointment today!