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Tests and Procedures in Neurology

Neurologists use many specialized tools and techniques in order to diagnose diseases of the nervous system. These tests include radiological imaging, electroencephalography (EEG), electromyography (EMG), lumbar puncture and lab tests. Learn more about the techniques used to diagnose neurological disease.
  1. Electrical Testing (EEG, EMG and more) (4)
  2. Laboratory Tests (4)
  3. Radiology (CT, MRI and more) (8)

An introduction to some of the tests and procedures neurologists use to diagnosis neurological conditions.

Confirmatory Tests for Brain Death
Like any other form of death, brain death can usually be diagnosed at the bedside by a qualified physician. Under some conditions, though, additional testing is called for. Learn more about those additional tests and when they might be needed.

How Doctors Diagnose Guillain-Barre Syndrome
Guillain-Barré is a potentially dangerous syndrome with weakness that spreads up the body. Learn more about how doctors can tell if you have this disorder.

Diagnosis of Myasthenia Gravis
Myasthenia gravis can cause life threatening weakness, but responds well to treatment. In order to treat the disease, though, first the diagnosis must be confirmed. Here are some techniques used by neurologists to investigate myasthenia gravis.

Measuring Dysautonomia
Problems with the autonomic nervous system can lead to several complaints including dizziness, cold insensitivity, nausea and more. There are many different tests that explore dysautonomia.

Diagnosing Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
Normal pressure hydrocephalus (NPH) is potentially reversible cause of dementia, but the treatment can be dangerous and the disease is difficult for doctors to diagnose. What's the best approach?

Practicing Medicine on the Newly Deceased
Medical trainees can learn a lot by practicing procedures on someone who has recently died, but few people consider whether they'd want that for themselves.

Diagnosing Neurogenic Bladder
In addition to a physical examination, doctors may use certain tests to get to the bottom of urinary incontinence.

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