Diagnostics and Treatment
Leading Edge Diagnostics
The Neuromonitoring Center offers world-renowned expertise in i
nvasive brain recording, mapping of critical cerebral function in children, and intra-operative sensory and motor-evoked potential monitoring
that contributes to the success of the most challenging epilepsy, brain tumor, cerebral palsy, spina bifida, and brachial plexus reconstruction surgeries. The laboratory offers high-resolution EEG that facilitates detection of even the most subtle abnormalities in the youngest of children. The laboratory also performs an extensive array of routine tests including video-EEG, evoked potentials, and EMG. Polysomnograms and sleep latency tests evaluate sleep and apnea disorders.
The Neuroradiology Center
is one of the first in the world to apply functional MRI and tractography to define active brain networks and their connection in children, a capability offered at only a few centers in the nation. The center also has the largest experience nationwide with SPECT scans obtained early during a seizure to locate epileptogenic foci in children. The center offers a full spectrum of neuroimaging diagnostic services, including the latest CT/MRI scan sequences, angiography and ultrasonography to support the detection of even the most subtle brain abnormalities.
Next-Generation Neurosurgical Suite
Neurosurgeries are conducted in a state-of-the-art neurosurgical suite equipped with advanced neuronavigation systems and intraoperative MRI. This leading-edge suite provides enhanced efficiency and safety for neurosurgical services and offers a venue for expanded neurosurgical procedures, including functional surgery for epilepsy and movement disorders, and a platform for advanced neuroimaging research.
State-of-the-Art Neuro-Critical Care Units
A dedicated team of highly trained neuroneonatologists, pediatric neurointensivists and nursing staff take care of neonates and children who are acutely ill as a result of brain injuries such as hypoxia, trauma, tumors and severe infections, or who have undergone complex neurosurgical procedures. The units feature the most current monitoring equipment to detect seizures or changes in brain oxygenation and intracranial pressure.