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Diagnostic Procedures of the Nervous System

Babinski's reflex test to determine abnormalities of the nervous sytem, the lateral sole of the foot is stroked and the response causes the great toe to flex
brain scan scan using radioactive chemicals that are unable to pass the normal brain barrier, chemicals will be absorbed in lesions
cerebral angiography injection of dye into a blood vessel then xrays are taken of the blood vessels of the brain
computerized axial tomography (CAT) computer assisted xray to distinguish pathological conditions in cross sections of the brain
echoencephalogram ultrasonic recordings of the brain
electroencephalography study of the electrical activity of the brain
electromyography (EMG) study of a muscle contraction as a result of electrical stimulation
Glasgow Coma Scale assessment tool that evaluates responses to stimuli to determine the level of consciousness
lumbar puncture for cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) analysis procedure that detects abnormalities within the CSF through extraction
magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) use of electromagnetic energy to produce an image of an organ
myelography contrast material injection in the subarachnoid space then xray study of the spinal canal and cord
pneumoencephalography xray of the brain following withdrawal of CSF and injection of air or gas via spinal puncture
positron emission tomography (PET scan) injection of radioactive chemical into the blood to reconstruct brain sections
Romberg's test tests neurologic function and balance, patients is told to close their eyes and stand with their feet together
transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) electrical stimulation is applied to a painful area causing interference with the transmission of painful stimuli
Created by: kate8686