EEG (Electroencephalography), EMG (Electromyography), and NCV (Nerve Conduction Velocity) are specialized procedures that play a crucial role in assessing and diagnosing neurological conditions. At Apollo Clinic Barrackpore, our skilled neurologists and technologists utilize these advanced tests to provide accurate insights into various neurological disorders.
What is EEG/EMG/NCV?
EEG, EMG, and NCV are neurodiagnostic tests designed to evaluate the electrical activity of the brain, muscles, and nerves, respectively.
- EEG (Electroencephalography): Measures electrical activity in the brain, aiding in the diagnosis of conditions such as epilepsy, seizures, and sleep disorders.
- EMG (Electromyography): Assesses the electrical activity of muscles, assisting in the diagnosis of neuromuscular disorders, nerve compression, and muscle dysfunction.
- NCV (Nerve Conduction Velocity): Measures how quickly electrical impulses travel along nerves, helping diagnose conditions like peripheral neuropathy and nerve injuries.
These tests are valuable tools in the field of neurology, providing essential information for accurate diagnosis and effective treatment planning.
How is EEG/EMG/NCV Conducted?
During EEG, small electrodes are placed on the scalp to record electrical activity. EMG involves the insertion of thin needles into muscles to measure electrical signals. NCV uses electrodes to stimulate nerves, and the resulting electrical responses are recorded.
These tests are minimally invasive, well-tolerated, and typically conducted on an outpatient basis. The procedures are relatively quick, and results provide valuable insights into neurological function. At Apollo Clinic Barrackpore, our neurology team ensures a comfortable and efficient experience, using EEG, EMG, and NCV to contribute to accurate neurological assessments for our patients.