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An EEG test is the most common test for diagnosing abnormal brain electrical activity. It is safe and painless. Small discs are attached to your scalp and connected to an electrical box. (The wires can only record electrical activity; they do not deliver any electrical current to your scalp. The EEG machine records your brain’s electrical activity as a series of squiggles called traces. Each trace corresponds to a different region of the brain.

A Carotid ultrasonography is an ultrasound-based diagnostic imaging test used to reveal the structural details of the carotid arteries. This test can reveal blood clots, atherosclerotic plaque buildup and other blood flow problems.

An echocardiogram (also called an echo) is a type of ultrasound test that uses high-pitched sound waves that are sent through a device called a transducer. The device picks up echoes of the sound waves as they bounce off the different parts of your heart.

An electromyogram (EMG) is a test that is used to record the electrical activity of muscles. When muscles are active, they produce an electrical current. An EMG is used to detect/diagnose abnormal muscle electrical activity that can occur in many diseases and conditions.

A nerve conduction velocity test (NCV), is an electrical test that is used to detect nerve conditions. In this test, the nerve is electrically stimulated while a second electrode detects the electrical impulse. A nerve conduction velocity test is often done at the same time as an electromyogram (EMG) in order to exclude or detect muscle disorders.

Evoked Potentials are tests that measure electrical activity in the brain when stimulated with touch, sound or sight.

There are three types of evoke potential studies.

• Visual Evoked Response (VER). During this test electrodes are placed on the scalp and the patient is asked to watch a pattern flash for several minutes while the electrical responses in the brain is recorded. This test can diagnose problems with the optical nerves that affect sight.

• Brainstem Auditory Evoked Response (BAER). During this test electrodes are placed on the scalp and on the earlobes. Auditory stimulation, clicking noises, and tones are delivered to one ear at a time. This test can diagnose hearing deficits, brain tumors and other diagnoses.

• Somatosensory Evoked Potential (SSEP). During this test, electrodes are placed on the back of the knee, the wrist, or other areas. A very mild stimulus is sent through the electrodes. Electrodes then measure the amount of time it takes to travel along the nerves to the brain.

Neuropsychological and Neurocognitive testing are specifically designed to measure a psychological function to aid in the assessment of cognitive impairment due to a medical or psychiatric condition(s).