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EEG (electroencephalogram)

A special test that shows brain activity as cells send messages (electrical signals) to each other. The EEG test involves the attachment of electrodes (flat metal discs) to either side of the scalp which record brain waves sending them to the EEG machine where can be shown on a monitor. Find out more about this test at the Brain and Spine Foundation.

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Neurosciences

Neurophysiology

Contact: (0191) 282 5877 - Gail Charlton, Department Manager


Neurophys

What do we do?

Our neurophysiology team is a highly specialist regional service providing electrical studies of the central nervous system and peripheral nerves and muscles.

You can be referred here by your hospital consultant, including neurologists, neurosurgeons, paediatricians (who specialise in looking after children), psychiatrists (adult and paediatric), neuro rehabilitation services, learning difficulty specialists (adult and paedicatric), orthopaedic surgeons and rheumatologists.

Our specialist services

In the neurophysiology department we carry out a variety of different tests, depending on the symptoms being assessed, to help diagnose your condition and determine the best path of treatment. These specialist investigative techniques include the following: 

  • Electroencephalography (EEG)
  • Videotelemetry EEG
  • Ambulatory EEG
  • Evoked potentials (EP)
  • Nerve Conduction Studies (NCS)
  • Electromyography (EMG)
  • Carpal Tunnel Study (CTS)
  • Magnetic Evoked Potentials (MEP)
  • Multi-channel EMG

We understand that you may have questions about what to expect, so if you would like to find out more information on each of these techniques, please click here.

Meet the Neurophysiology Team

Our department is made up of highly trained specialists who are here to support your thoughout your treatment.

To find out more about the Neurophysiology Team, and the other specialists who work in the Regional Neurosciences Centre, please click here.

Our wards and clinics

The Neurophysiology Clinic is run by our highly trained neurophysiology team. You can be referred here by your hospital consultant, including neurologists, neurosurgeons, paediatricians (who specialise in looking after children), orthopaedic surgeons and rheumatologists.

More information

If you would like more information on our Neurophysiology Service, please contact us:

Gail Charlton, Department Manager

Telephone: (0191) 282 5877

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