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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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Contact: (0191) 282 4578 - Neurophysiology Reception

Our neurophysiology department 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), orthopaedic surgeons and rheumatologists. We also take referrals from Psychiatrists (both adult and paediatric), Neuro rehabilitation, Learning Difficulty Specialists (both adult and paediatric).

Tests carried out here include:

  • Electroencephalography (EEG)
  • Videotelemetry EEG
  • Ambulatory EEG
  • Evoked potentials (EP)
  • Nerve Conduction Studies (NCS)
  • Electromyography (EMG)
  • Carpal Tunnel Study (CTS)

Click here to find out more about these tests.

Directions to Neurophysiology Clinic in New Victoria Wing

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Neurophysiology is on Level 2 of the New Victoria Wing at the RVI. To find us:

  • Come through the Main Entrance of New Victoria Wing and take the stairs or lift up to Level 2.
  • Come out of the stairwell or lift and turn to your right. Follow the walkway over the main atrium walking past the cafe and turn to your right.
  • Follow this corridor to the end, walking past the Women's Health Unit following the sign for Neurophysiology.

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