NeuroX offers comprehensive diagnostic services to help accurately diagnose neurological conditions. Our diagnostic services are provided by experienced professionals using advanced technologies, including Tele-EEG, MRI, CT Scans, and more. Our partners are among the top diagnostic service providers in the USA, so you can rest assured that you’ll get the best care.
See below and browse through our neuro-diagnostic services options.
Diagnostic Services We Offer
What is EEG?
EEG, or electroencephalography, is a test that measures the electrical activity of the brain. It is a painless and non-invasive procedure that uses electrodes placed on the scalp to record the brain's electrical signals. EEG can be used to diagnose a variety of neurological disorders, including epilepsy, sleep disorders, and brain tumors.
How is tele-EEG more convenient?
Tele-EEG is a type of EEG that is performed remotely in the patient's home. This is in contrast to traditional EEG, which is typically performed in a hospital or clinic. Tele-EEG has several advantages over traditional EEG, including:
Convenience: Patients can have tele-EEG performed in the comfort of their own homes, without having to travel to a hospital or clinic. This can be especially beneficial for patients who live in rural areas or who have difficulty traveling.
Cost: Tele-EEG is often less expensive than traditional EEG, as it does not require the patient to stay overnight in a hospital.
Flexibility: Tele-EEG can be scheduled more easily than traditional EEG, as it does not require the patient to be available during specific hours.
How can tele-EEG help patients with neurological disorders?
Tele-EEG can be used to diagnose and monitor a variety of neurological disorders. For example, it can be used to:
Diagnose epilepsy: Tele-EEG can be used to record seizures, which can help doctors to diagnose epilepsy.
Monitor seizure activity: Tele-EEG can be used to monitor seizure activity over time, which can help doctors to adjust medications and manage the patient's condition.
Diagnose sleep disorders: Tele-EEG can be used to diagnose sleep disorders, such as sleep apnea and narcolepsy.
Monitor brain activity: Tele-EEG can be used to monitor brain activity in patients with brain tumors, head injuries, and other neurological disorders.
Tele-EEG is a valuable tool for the diagnosis and management of neurological disorders. It is convenient, cost-effective, and flexible, making it a good option for patients who live in rural areas or who have difficulty traveling.
About Stratus EEG
Stratus EEG is a leading provider of tele-EEG services. The company offers a comprehensive suite of services, including:
Home EEG testing: Stratus EEG provides home EEG testing services in most areas of the United States.
Cloud-based EEG monitoring: Stratus EEG uses cloud-based technology to monitor EEG data in real-time. This allows doctors to monitor patients and intervene as needed remotely.
Expert consultation: Stratus EEG has a team of experienced neurodiagnostic technologists and neurologists who are available to provide consultation on EEG data.
If you are interested in learning more about tele-EEG services by Stratus, please visit their website or contact them to schedule a consultation.
What is MRI?
Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is a medical imaging technique that uses a strong magnetic field and radio waves to create detailed images of the body. MRI is non-invasive and does not use radiation, making it a safe and effective way to image the brain and other organs.
How is MRI used in the diagnosis of neurodegenerative disorders?
MRI can be used to diagnose a variety of neurodegenerative disorders, including Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease, Huntington's disease, and multiple sclerosis. MRI can help identify changes in the brain that are associated with these disorders, such as atrophy (shrinkage of the brain), white matter lesions, and abnormal protein deposits.
How is MRI used in the diagnosis of stroke?
MRI can also be used to diagnose stroke. In the acute phase of a stroke, MRI can help identify the stroke's location and size, as well as any damage to the brain tissue. MRI can also be used to monitor the progression of stroke and assess treatment effectiveness.
What are the precautions for MRI?
There are a few precautions that patients should take before an MRI. Patients with metal implants, such as pacemakers or metal clips, should not have an MRI unless their doctor has cleared them. Patients with claustrophobia may need to be sedated for an MRI.
How should one prepare for an MRI?
Patients should remove all metal objects from their bodies before an MRI. This includes jewelry, watches, belts, and hair clips. Patients should also wear loose, comfortable clothing. If the patient is claustrophobic, they may want to bring a friend or family member for support.
MRI is a valuable tool for diagnosing and monitoring neurodegenerative disorders and stroke. It is a non-invasive and safe procedure that can provide detailed images of the brain and other organs. Patients should follow the precautions listed above and prepare for their MRI accordingly.
There are different types of MRI scans, each of which can provide additional information about the body. For example, T1-weighted scans are good for visualizing the brain's structure, while T2-weighted scans are good for visualizing tissue damage.
MRI scans can diagnose various conditions, including brain tumors, spinal cord injuries, and multiple sclerosis.
MRI scans are typically performed in a hospital or imaging center. The procedure takes about 30-60 minutes.
Claustrophobic patients may be able to have an MRI scan with the help of a sedative.
What is Computed Tomography (CT) Scan
A CT scan is a medical imaging procedure that uses X-rays to create detailed images of the inside of the body. CT scans often diagnose various medical conditions, including neurodegenerative disorders and stroke.
How does a CT scan work?
A CT scan machine rotates around the body, taking multiple X-ray images from different angles. A computer then combines these images to create a three-dimensional (3D) image of the body. CT scans can be used to visualize the body's bones, organs, and soft tissues.
How is a CT scan used in the diagnosis of neurodegenerative disorders?
CT scans can diagnose various neurodegenerative disorders, including Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease, and multiple sclerosis. In Alzheimer's disease, for example, CT scans can show shrinkage of the brain's cortex, which is the brain's outer layer. CT scans can also detect brain lesions, areas of damaged tissue that neurodegenerative disorders can cause.
How is a CT scan used in the diagnosis of stroke?
CT scans can also diagnose stroke, a sudden interruption of blood flow to the brain. CT scans can show the size and location of the stroke, as well as any damage that has been caused to the brain. CT scans can also be used to detect blood clots in the brain, which can be a cause of stroke.
Precautions and preparation for a CT scan
Some precautions should be taken before a CT scan. If you are pregnant, you should tell your doctor before the scan. CT scans use X-rays, which can be harmful to the fetus. If you have any allergies, you should also tell your doctor. Some CT scans use contrast dye, which can cause allergic reactions in some people.
To prepare for a CT scan, you may be asked to fast for several hours before the scan. You may also be asked to remove any jewelry or metal objects from your body.
What to expect during a CT scan
A CT scan is a painless procedure. You will lie on a table that slides into the CT scanner. The scanner will rotate around you, taking multiple X-ray images. The entire process usually takes about 15 minutes.
After a CT scan
You can usually go home after a CT scan. If you received contrast dye, you may be asked to drink plenty of fluids to help flush the dye out of your system.
CT scans are a valuable tool for diagnosing various medical conditions, including neurodegenerative disorders and stroke. CT scans are a safe and painless procedure, and they can provide helpful information about the health of your body.