Neurodiagnostics Center at Mary Washington Hospital
To reach the Mary Washington Healthcare's Neurodiagnostic Center at
Mary Washington Hospital, please call 540.741.1310.
The Neurodiagnostics Center at Mary Washington Hospital provides the latest
technology for diagnosing neurological disorders, including epilepsy,
pain related to spinal nerves and compression neuropathies such as neuromuscular diseases.
The Neurodiagnostic Lab at Mary Washington Hospital offers the Fredericksburg
region the most advanced diagnostic procedures and equipment for patient
Neurodiagnostic testing you can trust
With skilled neurologists on staff, the Neurodiagnostics Center at Mary
Washington Hospital offers a full-range of services designed to assist
area physicians in diagnosing and treating a variety of conditions of
the central nervous system (i.e. brain and spinal cord). This includes
treatment for sleep disorders, carpal tunnel syndrome, epilepsy, stroke
and other neurological conditions.
There are two general types of neurodiagnostic tools used at Mary Washington
Hospital. One is medical imaging or scans. The other is electro neurodiagnostic
testing, which examines the central and peripheral nervous system to determine
if the system is functioning correctly.
Advanced neurodiagnostic testing and evaluation
Combining state-of-the-art digital technology with a seasoned staff, the
Neurodiagnostics Center offers a wide range of neurodiagnostic and electroneurodiagnostic
testing services. This includes:
- The Sleep Center, which utilizes polysomnography to diagnose and determine
the severity of sleep apnea and a host of other sleep disorders.
- Epilepsy monitoring. Epilepsy patients are observed through the use of
an EEG with simultaneous video monitoring. This is done to document seizure
activity over an extended period of time.
- Nerve conduction velocity studies, commonly used to diagnose carpal tunnel syndrome.
- Electromyography (EMG), a clinical test used to study the electrical activity
of muscles and investigate possible muscle pathology.
- Visual evoked potential, used in the diagnosis of optic neuritis, multiple
sclerosis and lesions of the optic pathway.
- Brainstem auditory evoked potentials, used evaluate the auditory pathway
to determine hearing loss.
- Somatosensory evoked potentials, helpful in diagnosing multiple sclerosis,
radiculapathies and thoracic outlet syndrome.