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An introduction to some of the tests and procedures neurologists use to diagnosis neurological conditions.
  1. Radiology
  2. Electrical Tests
  3. Laboratory Tests


From x-rays to magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), there are several ways to take pictures of what's happening beneath the skull. Radiology has provided powerful new ways to contribute to the diagnosis of neurological disease. Here you can learn more about these high-tech imaging methods.

Electrical Tests

Nerves communicate with one another by changing electrical signals between them. Neurologists have tools that allow these signals to be measured in the brain and in the body. These techniques are known as electrodiagnostic testing, and include electroencephalography (EEG), electromyography (EMG), and somatosensory evoked potentials (SSEP). Learn more here!

Laboratory Tests

Sometimes neurologists need to perform laboratory tests on samples of blood or cerebrospinal fluid to help them make a diagnosis. Learn more about these kind of tests here.

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