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Services - Neurology

Neurology is the medical specialty which focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of diseases and disorders of the brain and nervous system. Neurology is about treating stroke patients, as well as patients with epilepsy, Parkinson's disease, and hundreds of other neurological issues, some of which are acute, others of which may be ongoing, or chronic.

TESTS WHICH COME UNDER NEUROLOGY?

EEG : Electroencephalogram
BERA: Brainstem evoked response audiometry
NCV : Nerve conduction Velocity
VEP: Visual Evoked Potential
EMG

FAQ's

Q. How significant is the radiation in an X-ray?

The average amount of exposure to an X-ray is very low and is well within the acceptable amount recommended.

Q. What does one do if an X-ray is required during pregnancy?

The X-ray technician should be informed and he should cover the lower abdomen with a lead apron. In case one's pregnancy status is unknown, it is still a good idea to ask for protective cover.

Q. Isn't barium awful to taste?

No, at Star Imaging, it is pleasantly flavored.

Q. How long does a barium test take to perform?

An upper G.I. series takes 30 minutes. A full study takes 3-4 hours.

Q. In these days of hi-tech investigations, are X-rays getting redundant?

No, X-rays are the most cost-effective means of diagnosis, particularly when diseases of chest, bones & joints are concerned.

Preparations


S.NoInvestigationInstruction
1 BAER/BERAHead wash, no hair oil to be applied, no fasting required, Prior Appointment..
2 EEG DIGITALHead wash, no hair oil to be applied, no fasting required, Prior Appointment..
3 EEG DIGITAL (WITH CD RECORD)Head wash, no hair oil to be applied, no fasting required, Prior Appointment..
4 EMG (ALL FOUR LIMBS)Nil.
5 EMG (UPPER OR LOWER LIMBS)Nil..
6 EMG + NCV (NCS) (ALL FOUR LIMBS)Nil.
7 EMG + NCV (NCS) (UPPER OR LOWER LIMBS)Nil.
8 FACIAL / BLINKNil..
9 NCV (NCS) (ALL FOUR LIMBS)Nil..
10 NCV (NCS) (UPPER OR LOWER LIMBS)Nil..
11 REPETITIVE NERVE STIMULATION (RNS) (FOR MYASTHENIA GRAVIS)Nil.
12 SSEP ((UPPER OR LOWER LIMBS)Head wash, no hair oil to be applied, no fasting required, Prior Appointment..
13 SSEP (ALL FOUR LIMBS)Head wash, no hair oil to be applied, no fasting required, Prior Appointment..
14 VEP/VERHead wash, no hair oil to be applied, no fasting required, Prior Appointment..