Neurodiagnostics

Our diagnostic testing facility is equipped with state-of-the-art technology for the evaluation of neurologic and neuromuscular disorders. All diagnostic studies are interpreted by board certified neurologists or neuro-radiologists with specific training in the areas of testing. Our facility is IAC Vascular Testing Accredited in both Extracranial Cerebrovascular Testing and Intracranial Cerebrovascular Testing. We are also AANEM Accredited for our electrodiagnostic (EMG) laboratories. We are consistently going above and beyond minimum quality requirements to provide the most accurate results, while accommodating patient needs. Testing services are not only available to neurologists, but also to general practitioners of medical and chiropractic communities.

Neurodiagnostic testing evaluates systems associated with the central and peripheral nervous systems and their function. Neurodiagnostics are used to assist providers in determining an accurate diagnosis.

The concept for a Neurodiagnostic Center evolved in response to the increasing demand for easy and cost effective access to neurologic testing. Neurodiagnostics gives you the convenience of a comprehensive evaluation at one central location while providing you with the highest quality of diagnostic testing.

Lab Accreditation

American Association of Neuromuscular & Electrodiagnostic Medicine
Neurodiagnostics Testing Center at South Shore Neurologic Associates, P.C. has received Laboratory Accreditation status from the American Association of Neuromuscular & Electrodiagnostic Medicine (AANEM). Click here to read more »

Intersocietal Commission for the Accreditation of Vascular Laboratories
South Shore Neurologic Associates. P.C. Neurodiagnostics has attained recognition for its commitment to providing a high level of patient care and quality testing for the diagnosis of vascular disease. The facility achieved accreditation by the Intersocietal Commission for the Accreditation of Vascular Laboratories (ICAVL). Click here to read more »

Tests performed:

  • Digital Electroencephalogram (EEG)-The recording of ongoing electrical activity of the brain. Used in diagnosing epilepsy and other nerologic conditions.
  • Ambulatory Digital Electroencephalogram (ambEEG)- An extended Digital EEG, using a portable device worn home and removed in office within 24-48hrs. Performed primarily to monitor nocturnal seizures as well as other events.
  • Electromyogram/Nerve Conduction Studies (EMG-NCS)- Gauges the electrical activity of muscles. Can identify the cause of muscle weakness, spasms, and pain in the extremities.
  • Visual Evoked Potential (VEP)- This test involves stimulation to the visual pathway of the brain. Obtains evidence for Optic Neuritis and/or Demyelinating diseases (MS) diagnosis.
  • Brainstem Auditory Evoked Potential (BAEP)- Earphones are used to stimulate the auditory pathway to the brain. It will identify abnormalities of the inner ear, brainstem, and/or the acoustic nerve.
  • Otoacoustic Emissions (OAE)- An OAE is an objective hearing screening to determine if a further comprehensive hearing evaluation is indicated.
  • Somatosensory Evoked Potential (SEP)- stimulation of nerves within the extremities to identify abnormalities which interfere with the travel of the stimulus over the peripheral nerves and/or spinal cord.
  • Carotid Duplex- Vascular ultrasound used in the detection of narrowing and/or blockage of the carotid arteries, the major blood supply to the brain.
  • Bubble Study - Simple test to determine if a patent foramen ovale (PFO) is present in the heart.
  • Transcranial Doppler (TCD)- A vascular study to assess any narrowing and/or blockage in the major arteries to the brain, with  the use of ultrasound.
  • Emboli Detection- Ultrasound monitoring of the arteries in the head to find if any emboli are traveling through the bloodstream.
  • Autonomic Nervous System Testing (ANSAR)- In order to reveal autonomic difficulties, an arrangement of breathing challenges, measurements of heart rate, respiration, and blood pressure occur during both sitting and standing phases.
  • Video Nystagmography (VNG)- A study of the inner ear and central nervous system (CNS) through the recording of eye movements, head orientation, and caloric stimulation.
  • VORTEQ- Through distance and timing, a measurement of Vestibular Ocular Reflex (VOR) coordination.
  • Liberatory/Epley Maneuvers- Treatments for Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV). The necessity of this maneuver is determined during a VNG test.
  • Computerized Dynamic Posturography (CDP)- An evaluation of motor control and adaptation which helps determine which systems the brain is using for balance.
  • NeuroTrax Mindstreams®- User-friendly and scientifically-validated cognitive assessment tool called Mindstreams ® that is used widely by physicians and psychologists to help diagnose disorders of brain function. The tests are done on the computer; even older adults with no computer experience can utilize it. The scores are compared to a database of healthy individuals, so that the report which is generated at the end of a NeuroTrax testing session informs how the patient scored compared to people of similar age and educational level. MindStreams® tests represent a synthesis of well-established principles and cutting edge developments in the fields of cognitive psychology, neuropsychology, cognitive neurology, and cognitive neuroscience, containing tests for memory, attention, executive function, visual spatial processing, verbal skills, information processing speed, and cognitive motor skills. The tests that comprise the MindStreams® cognitive assessment batteries have been utilized in over 159 research studies that have resulted in more than 100 unique publications supporting their validity and usability, including 46 full-length peer-reviewed research articles.
  • SudoScan- A brief screening of skin conductance (galvanic response), used in the early detection of small fiber neuropathies.

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Locations this service is offered at:

Patchogue
77 Medford Avenue (Route 112)
Patchogue, NY 11772

Tel: 631-475-4444
Fax: 631-475-4538
Riverhead
877 East Main Street
Suite 106
Riverhead, NY 11901

Tel: 631-475-4444
Fax: 631-475-4538
Southampton
325 Meeting House Lane,
Building #2 Suite G,
Southampton, NY 11968

Tel: 631-287-2500
Fax: 631-287-2195
Islip
712 Main Street
Islip, NY 11751

Tel: 631-475-4444
Fax: 631-475-4538