Tiny electrical signals travel through the peripheral nervous system, carrying instructions from the brain to the limbs and information from the senses to the brain. An interruption in those signals sometimes results in the loss of some or all function of a limb or some other type of neuromuscular disorder.
Neurodiagnostics help doctors determine whether these systems are functioning properly. At UT Southwestern Medical Center, our physicians conduct a wide range of neurodiagnostic procedures to provide you with an accurate diagnosis and effective treatment plan.
Depending on the test, you may be awake or asleep during the procedure. The tests record your electrical signals on paper or on a computer as a wave that shows the workings of your nervous system.
Neurodiagnostics are used to diagnose a great variety of conditions, including:
- Brain tumors
- Head trauma
- Multiple sclerosis
- Parkinson’s disease and other movement disorders