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Diagnostic Testing

Electrodiagnostic Testing

Electrodiagnosis means the use of electronic devices for diagnostic purposes. The nature of the disease is determined through the observation of changes in electrical activity. MIND’s highly trained physicians are pleased to provide the following types of electrodiagnostic services:

  • Brainstem Auditory Evoked Response (BAER)
  • Electroencephalography (EEG)
  • Electromyography (EMG)
  • Somatosensory Evoked Potential (SSEP)

MRI

Magnetic resonance imaging, or MRI, is the most advanced imaging technology available. It allows your doctor to see inside the body without x-rays or surgery. MRI uses harmless magnetic and radio frequency waves to examine muscles, fat and internal organs. It produces clear and extremely detailed pictures, or images, that allow your doctor to make a more accurate diagnosis.

MIND is home to two open bore MRI machines: a 1.5 Tesla MRI and a 3.0 Tesla MRI, which both accommodate larger patients or those who are uncomfortable or uneasy in smaller spaces. Both machines are of the latest technology and are operated by highly skilled technicians.

To learn more about MRIs, please see our Imaging Center page.

Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT)

An OCT is a non-invasive imaging test that uses light waves to take cross-section pictures of the retina, which is the light-sensitive tissue lining the back of the eye. With OCT, each of the retina’s layers can be seen, allowing a specialist to map and measure their thickness. This helps with early detection, diagnosis and treatment guidance of retinal conditions.

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For more information on how to prepare for these tests, please see our test preparation page.