Neuromuscular & Movement Disorders Treatments and Procedures
Basic Genetic Testing
Basic genetic testing is a medical screening or diagnostic test that examines an individual's genes and chromosomes.
Biopsies of Muscle, Nerve and Skin
When a sample of tissue is removed from the body in order to analyze it and look for signs of certain diseases, this is known as a biopsy. Biopsies of muscle, nerve and skin can be used to help diagnose a variety of different medical conditions, including nerve damage, muscle damage, cancer and more.
Blood labs is a short-hand or slang phrase for blood laboratory tests. These are common medical tests used in the diagnosis of a wide variety of medical conditions.
A Botox or Dysport injection is an injection of botulinum toxin (which causes temporary paralysis) into a muscle to relieve spasticity and involuntary movements.
A DEXA scan is a test that measures bone density and bone loss also called osteopenia.
An electrocardiogram (EKG or ECG) is a test that evaluates the electrical rhythm of the heart. It’s used by medical professionals to find potential problems based on the pattern of your heart’s electrical rhythm or rate.
A fetal echocardiogram is a detailed ultrasound performed of the baby's heart before the baby is born.
Intraoperative MRI (iMRI)
The iMRI supports the hospital’s neurosurgeons in maximizing resection of abnormal brain tissue.
Ultrasound is a medical imaging technology that produces a picture of the inside of the body using sound waves. In the case of a muscle ultrasound, it is used to produce pictures of the tendons, ligaments, muscles, nerves and joints to look for sprains, strains and other problems.
Pulmonary Function Test
Pulmonary function testing refers to a broad range of tests used to monitor the function of the lungs. The tests range from exercise tests to spirometry to other forms of testing.
An X-ray exam is one of the most common and oldest medical imaging tests. It involves using a machine to produce electromagnetic waves in order to create images of the inside of your body.