Intraoperative neuromonitoring: Being used in high-risk neurosurgery procedures, this method enables differentiation of diseased and intact nerve tissue during the surgery. The modality is utilized during the surgery by a neurologist who is educated and experienced in neurophysiology.
Polysomnography (Sleep Test): Also called sleep test, polysomnography is the gold standard in diagnosis of sleep apnea (temporary breathing lapses during sleep) and restless leg syndrome. Polysomnography usually lasts throughout the night and the test is carried out in a specially designed polysomnography room.
Various electrodes are placed on the patient’s body and the parameters including brain signals, eye movements, contraction and relaxation of the muscles, respiratory movements, leg movements etc. are recorded. To obtain a reliable polysomnography result, the patient should sleep for at least 4 hours.
EEG (Electroencephalography): Electroencephalography is a diagnostic tool measuring and displaying the brain waves in the form of a chart. An EEG can be studied during sleep or awake period.
Electrodes are placed on patient’s head and electrical activity of the brain is measured. This modality is employed to diagnose the nervous diseases, particularly epilepsy, and headaches and understand the underlying causes of these disorders.
EMG (Electromyography): Electromyography is a test performed to evaluate whether the muscles and nerves transmit the electric signals. Signals that are too weak for the patient to feel are transmitted and nerve transmission in nerve-nerve junctions and nerve-muscle junctions are measured. This test is beneficial to detect nerve and muscle damages in entrapment neuropathies, muscle diseases, hernias, polyneuropathies and motor neuron diseases.
Evoked potentials: Evoked potentials is a series of tests used in diagnosis of nervous system disorders by measuring the responses of nervous system to a stimulus such as electrical current or light. Various evoked potential tests, such as VEP, BAOP, SSEP and BERA, are utilized to diagnose the target diseases.
All means of modern medicine for both medical and surgical management of neurologic diseases and post-treatment neurologic rehabilitation are available in global hospital and physician network of Hera Healthcare.
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