Neurodiagnostics is the allied health care profession that records, monitors, and analyzes nervous system function to promote the effective treatment of pathologic conditions. Technologists record electrical activity arising from the brain, spinal cord, peripheral nerves, somatosensory or motor nerve systems using a variety of techniques and instruments. Technologists prepare data and documentation for interpretation by a physician. Considerable individual initiative, reasoning skill, and sound judgment are all expected of the neurodiagnostic technologist. The most common neurodiagnostic procedures are Electroencephalogram (EEG), Evoked Potential (EP), Polysomnogram (PSG), Nerve Conduction Study (NCS), Long Term Monitoring (LTM), and Intraoperative Neuromonitoring (IONM).
A Guide to Neurodiagnostic Testing
Qualified Neurodiagnostic Technologists
Are credentialed; Have met a minimum education and related educational and performance standards; Meet continuing education requirements; Perform within a code of ethics and defined scope of practice; Perform under the direction of clinical leadership or a physician; Are recognized by physicians, employers, the public, governmental agencies, payers and other health care professionals; Form a national society whose activities include advocating for the profession; and Contribute to the advancement of knowledge in neuroscience.
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