Neurodiagnostics - It's Electrifying
Neurodiagnostic Technologists provide a valuable contribution to quality patient care through recording and study of the electrical activity of the brain and nervous system. Neurodiagnostic Technologists have many areas of expertise and act as eyes and ears for specially trained physicians. The field of Neurodiagnostic Technology is expanding every year and so are the professionals who practice it. Neurodiagnsotic Week will be celebrated nationwide from April 16 – 22, 2017.
Neurodiagnostics is the study of the brain and nervous system. Procedures performed by technologists include electroencephalography (EEG), evoked potentials (EP), intraoperative neuromonitoring (IONM), long-term monitoring (LTM), continuous EEG in the Intensive Care Unit (c EEG/ICU), nerve conduction studies (NCS), and polysomnography or sleep studies (PSG). Technologists play an important role in performing these various tests to aid in diagnosing such illnesses and problems as epilepsy, sleep apnea, migraine headaches, strokes, and carpal tunnel syndrome.
Neurodiagnostic Week is that time of year when the contributions of neurodiagnostic professionals are honored and celebrated. “In the field of neurodiagnostics, Michael Metz is our gift because he is uniquely skilled, versatile, and valued,” said John Witt, M.D., former MMC physician. Neurodiagnostic Week is a week-long event to demonstrate pride in the profession and in the individual accomplishments of neurodiagnostic technologists throughout the country. It is also an opportunity to educate others, recruit new students into the profession, and to promote Neurodiagnostic awareness in the community.
Neurodiagnostic Week is sponsored by ASET – The Neurodiagnostic Society and is celebrated annually during the third full week of April. During this week, Murfreesboro Medical Clinic acknowledges the year-round efforts of neurodiagnostic technologists.