Tests & Procedures

Procedure Person Performing the Procedure Possible Reasons for Performing the Procedure Preparing for the Procedure Link to Further Information
EMG Dr. Sethi Diagnose and assess the severity of muscle and nerve disorders Avoid creams or lotions on the day of the test Click here for more information on EMG
Nerve Conduction Dr. Sethi Diagnose and assess the severity of muscle and nerve disorders Maintain normal body temperature, and tell Dr. Sethi if you have a cardiac defibrilator or pacemaker Click here for more information on Nerve Conduction
EEG Technician Diagnose or evaluate seizures, confusion, head injuries, tumors, infections, degenerative diseases of the brain, and sleep problems Wash hair the night before the test, do not use any oils/sprays/conditioners, and avoid caffeine 8 hours before the test Click here for more information on EEG
BAER (Brainstem Auditory Evoked Response) Technician Diagnose causes of dizziness, hearing problems, and Multiple Sclerosis Wash hair the night before the test Click here for more information on BAER
Visual Evoked Potential Technician Detect optic nerve lesions and diagnose Multiple Sclerosis Wash hair the night before the test Click here for more information on VEP
Polysomnogram (PSG) Technician in a sleep lab and interpreted by Dr. Sethi Diagnose obstructive sleep apnea Do not take any sleep medicine and do not drink alcohol or caffeinated beverages before the test Click here for more information on PSG
Carotid Doppler Technician performs the procedure, intepreted by a trained radiologist, and reviewed by Dr. Sethi Assess the risk of stroke Wear comfortable, loose-fitting clothing to the procedure – a loose-fitting, open neck shirt or blouse is ideal Click here for more information on Carotid Doppler
Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) Technician in an MRI scan facility, interpreted by a trained radiologist, and reviewed by Dr. Sethi Used to diagnose structural problems affecting the brain, spinal cord and occasionally certain nerves and muscle Tell your doctor if you are pregnant, have pieces of metal in your body, or have electronic devices in your body Click here for more information on MRI