Diagnosing Neurological Conditions
When you have symptoms that could point to a neurological disorder (a problem of the brain, spinal cord or nerves), you want to understand what’s wrong and to know your treatment options.
Our experienced specialists and certified technologists work together to diagnose your condition. We share the exam results with you and your doctor, and work together to create a treatment plan for you.
We use the latest diagnostics available for both children and adults, including imaging technology, neuropsychological testing, and neurodiagnostic testing.
Some conditions require that we get a better look at what’s happening inside your body. These imaging technologies allow us to diagnose your neurological disorder quickly and accurately:
- CT (computed tomography)
- MRI (magnetic resonance imaging)
- SPECT (single-photon emission computed tomography)
- PET (positron emission tomography)Ultrasound
Depending upon your condition, we may also recommend neuropsychological testing. We use standardized tests to examine different aspects of thinking. These may be things like memory, executive skills, attention, language, and processing speed.
We also look at your behavior to better understand your individual profile of abilities and challenges. Sometimes the root causes of what appears to be a neurological disorder may in fact be psychological or behavioral in nature, requiring a different approach to treatment.
In addition to imaging and neuropsychological testing, we provide a wide range of neurodiagnostic exams. We use polysomnograms (Sleep studies) and transcranial doppler (TCD), as well as these advanced diagnostic procedures: