CoxHealth Neurodiagnostic Lab
Your personality is unique. So are your abilities—and the nerve pathways to your body.
Mapping these neurological pathways is complicated and difficult but important to the success of any surgical or neurological treatment.
The CoxHealth Neurodiagnostic Lab was one of the first ABRET-credentialed labs in Missouri. Your care team has more than 160 years of combined clinical neurodiagnostic experience in key services:
- Neonatal, pediatric and adult EEG testing
- Intraoperative monitoring
- Nerve conduction and velocity and EMG studies
- Evoked potentials
- Long-term epilepsy monitoring
For more information about neurodiagnostic testing, visit our health library.
There are several reasons why your doctor might order an EEG. It’s the most useful and important test in confirming a diagnosis of epilepsy, and may be done to see what types of seizures are occurring.
During some surgeries or procedures, a trained technologist will monitor your nervous system in "real time", which has been shown to reduce paralysis, muscle weakness, hearing loss and other symptoms following surgery.
Other Diagnostics Methods
Evoked Potentials are averaged neurological responses that measure electrical activity in the brain in response to stimulation of sight, sound, or touch. These procedures are safe and cause little discomfort. These procedures can be useful in evaluating the function of certain nerves which can lead to diagnosis and treatment or help monitor your condition.
Visual Evoked Potentials (VEP)
Visual Evoked Potentials (VEP) test the visual pathway from the eye to the brain by visual stimulation from an alternating checkerboard pattern on a computer screen. This is a measurement of the electrical signal recorded at the scalp over the occipital cortex in response to light stimulus.
Auditory Evoked Potentials (AEP)
Auditory Evoked potentials (AEP) test the function of the auditory pathway from a clicking noise from the outer ear to the brainstem.
Somatosensory Evoked Potentials (SEPs)
Somatosensory Evoked Potentials (SEPs) tests are used to study the neuro impulse that is caused by the peripheral stimulation and recorded from the scalp. Most common nerves used during this study are nerves from the wrist and at the foot.