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Electroneurodiagnostics (END) at Memorial Hospital

Electroneurodiagnostic Testing at Memorial Hospital

Memorial Hospital Central
1400 E. Boulder St.

(3rd Floor, West Tower)
Colorado Springs, CO 80909
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719-365-5498

 

Mon. - Fri., 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

 

Hospital operator: 719-365-5000
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Electroneurodiagnostic testing at Memorial Hospital assists in the evaluation of the brain and central nervous system to aid in the diagnoses and treatment of seizure disorders, neurological injury and various other diseases of the brain and central nervous system (CNS).

Electroneurodiagnostics at Memorial Hospital is also utilized in the operating room for monitoring during some vascular, cardiac and orthopedic surgeries.

 

The neurodiagnostics department at Memorial Hospital consists of a dedicated team of technicians who perform a variety of diagnostic testing of the electrical activity of the brain, spinal cord, peripheral nerves and motor nerve systems specializing in both children and adults.

 

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Diagnostic Services offered at Memorial Hospital

  • Electroencephalogram (EEG): The EEG records on-going electrical activity of the brain. It is used to aid in the diagnoses of a variety of neurological problems to include headaches and dizziness caused by seizure disorders, strokes and brain disease. A routine EEG takes about 90 minutes to complete. An extended EEG can take up to eight hours to complete.
  • Long-Term Epilepsy Video Monitoring: The patient is video monitored from three-to-five days in the hospital. This test is utilized to aid in the diagnosis and treatment of epilepsy.
  • Ambulatory EEG Monitoring: Performed on an outpatient basis, the patient wears an ambulatory EEG monitoring unit home with continuous recording for 24 - 48 hours.
  • Evoked Potential (EP) Testing: EP tests record the electrical activity of the brain, spinal nerves or sensory receptors that occur in response to external stimuli. Visual, auditory and somatosensory pathways can be tracked by these tests and aid with various diagnoses including MS, tumors and stroke. This test is often used during surgery to make certain nerves are not damaged.

To schedule an outpatient appointment, call scheduling services at Memorial Hospital at 719-365-5240 or fax requests to 719-365-5785.