Neurophysiology

Neurophysiology is a field of medicine dealing with the functioning of the nervous system. Our Geriatrics Department uses the following examination methods for neurophysiological diagnostics:

  • Electroencephalogram in adult patients: Electro-encephalography (EEG) is a method for measuring electrical brain currents by extrapolating the voltage fluctuations of the brain.
  • Neurography: Investigation of the nerve conductors by measuring the nerve conduction velocity.
  • Evoked Potentials: Using the evoked potentials we can determine the paths from the irritated peripheral nerve though the loop path, the spinal cord up to the brain (in the corresponding area), using VEP (visually evoked potentials) it is the complete visual pathway, using AEP (acoustically evoked potentials), the entire auditory pathway and using SEP (sensitively evoked potentials) sensitive pathway.
  • Electro-myography (also known as electro-myogram or EMG): This is a technical examination procedure, in which the electrical activity of a muscle is measured at different muscle contraction intensity.