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Neurology Tests and Procedures

  • Computed Tomography (CT or CAT) Scan of the Brain
    Computed tomography (CT or CAT scan) is a diagnostic imagingtest that uses X-rays and computers to make horizontal, or axial, images (often called slices) of the body. A CT scan can make detailed pictures of any part of the body, including the bones, muscles, fat, blood vessels, and organs.
  • Computed Tomography (CT or CAT) Scan of the Spine
    Computed tomography is an imaging test that uses X-rays and computer technology to produce horizontal, or axial, images (often called slices) of the body. It’s also called CT or CAT scan. A CT scan shows detailed images of any part of the body, including the bones, muscles, fat, and organs. 
  • Craniotomy

    A craniotomy is the surgical removal of part of the bone from the skull to expose the brain.

  • Electroencephalogram (EEG)

    An EEG is a procedure that detects abnormalities in your brain waves, or in the electrical activity of your brain.

  • Gamma Knife Radiosurgery

    Gamma Knife uses very precise beams of gamma rays to treat an area of disease (lesion) or growth (tumor). It’s most often used in the brain.

  • Lumbar Puncture

    A lumbar puncture (LP) or spinal tap may be done to diagnose or treat a condition.

  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) of the Spine and Brain

    MRI may be used to examine the brain and/or spinal cord for injuries or the presence of structural abnormalities or certain other conditions, including tumors or aneurysms.

  • X-rays of the Skull

    X-rays use invisible electromagnetic energy beams to make images of internal tissues, bones, and organs on film. Standard X-rays are done for many reasons, including diagnosing tumors or bone injuries.