Neurologic Diagnostic Procedures – Virgin Islands

When undergoing a new and unexpected health issue, it can be difficult to know your next step. With so many different neurologic diagnostic procedures available, it can be challenging to know which test will be able to provide clarity regarding your specific health condition and help improve your quality of life. Why not seek the expertise of a specialist?

Our expert neurologists at Virgin Islands Neurology have been practicing medicine for 30 years. They have helped many patients by performing the proper tests for their needs and providing them with accurate diagnoses. Schedule an appointment to evaluate your symptoms at our office in the U.S. Virgin Islands today!

Below, you can find a brief overview of the different diagnostic procedures we offer to help diagnose various conditions.

A female patient getting an electroencephalogram (EEG) test for a brain tumor diagnosis.

What Are Neurologic Diagnostic Procedures?

Neurologic diagnostic procedures are used by doctors to evaluate and diagnose health conditions related to the nervous system. The findings from specialized imaging tests can help neurologists determine whether someone has a neurological disorder or another medical condition, such as abnormalities or diseases.

Depending on the specific type of test you take, the results may be delivered immediately or may take some time to be processed.

A woman needing an electronystagmography (ENG) and a videonystamography (VNG) test to diagnose her dizziness.

Diagnostic Procedures

There are many neurologic diagnostic procedures that can be used to diagnose various conditions. Below you will find a list of some of those diagnostic procedures.

Nerve Testing

There are a variety of nerve tests that can be performed to help diagnose your pain and discomfort. They include the following:

Electroencephalogram (EEG)/Ambulatory EEG

EEGs are used to evaluate, as well as measure, the electrical activity within your brain. EEGs are used to diagnose brain-related issues, including:

  • Brain tumors
  • Stroke
  • Epilepsy and additional seizure disorders
  • Dementia
  • Brain injury
  • Sleep disorders
  • Encephalitis (brain inflammation)
  • Encephalopathy (brain dysfunction)

Evoked Potentials Studies

Patients with certain neurological disorders can benefit from state-of-the-art evoked potential studies. These may include the following:

  • Visual evoked potential (VEP) tests are used to help diagnose or assess issues with your vision.
  • Brainstorm auditory evoked response (BAER) tests are used to help diagnose multiple sclerosis and brain tumors. This test is also used to evaluate symptoms related to hearing.
  • Somatosensory evoked response (SSEP) tests are used to assess issues affecting your peripheral nervous system and spinal cord.

Electronystagmography (ENG) and Videonystamography (VNG)

These two tests are performed together to diagnose issues with vertigo, dizziness, and difficulty walking.

Carotid and Transcranial Doppler Studies

These studies are used to evaluate your risk of having a stroke of ischemic attack (“mini-stroke”), emboli, and other issues related to blood flow in your brain.

Additional Diagnostic Procedures That May Be Requested

There are some additional neurologic diagnostic procedures that you may request, including the following:

Depending on your specific needs, a doctor may recommend further testing, such as Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), Computed Tomography (CT Scan), or Positron Emission Tomography (PET), to diagnose your condition.

Why Should You Have a Neurologic Diagnostic Procedure?

Not knowing why something is happening within your body can be very unsettling, and you deserve answers!

At Virgin Islands Neurology, we know the impact receiving an accurate diagnosis can have on your life. Schedule an appointment with our doctors in the U.S. Virgin Islands today to regain the peace of mind you’ve been waiting for!