Neurology

Neurology is a medical specialty dealing with disorders of the nervous system. Oakland Imaging Diagnostic Center Offers several studies to evaluate the nervous system.Neurology

EMG (ELECTROMYOGRAM) is the technique for evaluating the electrical activity produced by the muscles and nerves, using needles and electrical stimulation. This test is performed by a doctor. During an EMG small needles are inserted into muscles to measure electrical activity. You will be asked to contract your muscles by moving a small amount during the test. For the nerve conduction study small electrodes will be taped to your skin or placed around your fingers. You will typically experience a mild and brief tingling or shock. An EMG can diagnosis several neurological problems such as a herniated disc, or carpel tunnel syndrome.

EEG (ELECTROENCEPHLOGRAM) is a test that measures and records the electrical activity of your brain.  Electrodes are attached to your head and hooked by wires to a computer. The computer records your brains electrical activity on the screen as wavy lines.  Certain conditions, such as seizures, can be seen by the changes in the normal pattern of the brains electrical activity.  An EEG may be performed to diagnosis epilepsy or check for problems with dementia.