Clinical Neuromonitoring

Clinical Neuromonitoring are non-surgical brain & nerve monitoring tests that are ordered by a doctor, usually with the purpose of diagnosing a condition. AMS aids physicians by providing quality data acquisition and analysis in order to provide rapid diagnosis and treatment for their patients. Patient monitoring is done from the comfort of the patient’s home or in the hospital setting via gold standard video EEG and other neurodiagnostic testing.

EEG

EEG, electroencephalogram, is a test that detects electrical activity in your brain using small, metal discs,  electrodes, attached to your scalp. Your brain cells communicate through electrical impulses and are always active. This activity appears as wavy lines on an EEG recording. It can determine changes in brain activity that are useful in diagnosing brain disorders.

Routine EEG: A Routine EEG will be performed in a hospital or in your physician’s office and typically takes between 30 and 60 minutes. An EEG is one of the primary diagnostic tests for epilepsy & other seizure disorders, as well as a host of other brain disorders such as brain tumor, stroke, or head injury.

Ambulatory EEG: An Ambulatory EEG (Amb EEG) is a safe, painless test that records electrical brain activity using a digital recording system. Brain activity is recorded for 24-72 hours while you go about your daily routine.

Long-Term EEG: Long-term electroencephalographic monitoring (LTM) is the capability of recording the EEG over long periods of time. Prolonged EEG recording is used in the intensive care unit, the operating room, and in the emergency department.

Transcranial Doppler

TCD, Transcranial Doppler is a non-invasive, painless ultrasound technique that uses high-frequency sound waves to measure the rate and direction of blood flow inside vessels. The test examines and records the speed of the blood.

Epilepsy Monitoring

An Epilepsy Monitoring Unit (EMU) is a unit in the hospital An Epilepsy Monitoring Unit (EMU) is a unit in the hospital  specially designed to evaluate, diagnose, and treat seizure disorders in  patients of all ages.  Often, seizure medications will be safely reduced in  order to allow the recording of a seizure. Video EEG technology  is used to  evaluate and diagnose seizures by gathering data before a seizure starts,  during a seizure, and in the recovery phase.  This comprehensive data  collection allows physicians to develop the best treatment for patients,  including medication, stimulation techniques, diet therapy, or surgical  intervention.

Nerve Conduction Studies

A nerve conduction study (NCS), also called a nerve conduction velocity test (NCV) measures how fast an electrical impulse travels through your nerve. An EMG is a test that measures that electrical activity of your muscles, and must specifically be performed by your neurologist. NCS are used to detect problems with the nerve, and EMG are used to detect problems with the muscle in response to the nerve activating it. NCS and EMG are two of the primary diagnostic tests for Guillain-Barre syndrome, carpal tunnel, herniated disk, neuropathy, sciatic nerve issues, as well as a host of other neuromuscular disorders.

Evoked Potentials

BAER/ABR

BAER or ABR (Auditory Brainstem Response) is a test using sound to trigger specific brainwaves that travel from the eardrum through the brainstem to the sensory cortex in the brain.  Using an abbreviated EEG recording setup, these signals will be compared with established standards to help locate suspected abnormalities along this pathway. In other words, ABR tests the neurological function of a patient’s hearing.

SSEP

SSEP (Somatosensory Evoked Potentials) is a recording of electrical signals from the patient’s somatosensory cortex in their brain.  Using electrical stimulation of the peripheral nervous system, we are able to evoke and record these waveforms from the central nervous system aiding in the diagnosis of diseases such as multiple sclerosis.

VEP

VEP is a recording of specific brainwaves which are transmitted to the patient’s occipital lobe. Using visual stimulation, we are able to evoke waveform responses and record them, helping the physician diagnose several types of neurological pathologies. In other words, VEP tests the neurological function of a patient’s vision.

 

Rapid Answers, Rapid Treatment

Introducing unaccustomed levels of service for you, your staff and most importantly your patients. Combined with the highest quality data and reporting, patient care just got better.

Our goal is to help you deliver answers and treatment to your patient as quickly and comfortably as possible. Our ambulatory video electroencephalography is done in the comfort of the patient’s home within days of receiving your orders.

Service

Competent – Administered by Registered Electroencephalography Technologists who are guided by stringent protocols and deliver the highest quality data reporting. Compassionate – Our technologists are expertly trained and approach testing with kindness to reduce patient concern and distress.

Rapid

Experienced Certified Long-Term Monitoring Technologists (CLTM) clip and prune patient date to deliver quality reports. Rapid – 48-hour delivery after study completion. Reliable – HIPAA compliant portal access to patient reports and data combined with outstanding tech support.

Scheduling

Swift – Patient scheduling within 2 days to 1 week of request. Simple – Email us at schedule@amsneuro.com or call us at 877-295-2554 for an appointment. All patients and insurance types are accepted.