Overview

Neurodiagnostic disorders include seizuresstrokes and nerve disorders. Providence Neurodiagnostic Services offers diagnostic testing to help physicians make a more accurate diagnosis and determine how to care for the patient’s condition.

Many people think of seizures as events that cause a person to jerk or convulse. While this is true in some cases, conditions such as dizziness, loss of consciousness and memory loss may also be caused by seizures, even if the patient shows no other signs. Providence Neurodiagnostic Services offers several types of tests for neurodiagnostic disorders.

Diagnosis and Treatment
Providence Neurodiagnostic Services will provide referring physicians with the information for a definitive diagnosis of their patient's neurological disorder and assist in the development of an optimal treatment program. Patients who are appropriate for referral include those who have had undiagnosed neurological symptoms, such as dizziness, loss of consciousness, convulsions or memory lapses. 

After referral from a physician, the patient is scheduled for the appropriate neurodiagnostic testing.  Neurodiagnostic technologists monitor and record the patient’s brain waves, eye movement, heartbeat and sleep. By analyzing this data, our specialists can more accurately diagnose the neurodiagnostic disorder and can offer appropriate, effective treatment.

Neurodiagnostic Disorders Centers
Our neurodiagnostic disorders centers at Providence Portland Medical Center and Providence St. Vincent Medical Center use several diagnostic tests, including:
These tests can be used to evaluate and help diagnose the following conditions:
  • Seizure disorders
  • Seizure type
  • Seizure focus (location within the brain)
  • Nerve disorders
All testing is done in accordance with standards established by the American Society of Electroneurodiagnostic Technologists (ASET).  

Neurodiagnostics Laboratories
The neurodiagnostics laboratories at Providence Milwaukie Hospital, Providence Newberg Medical Center, Providence Willamette Falls Medical Center and Providence Hood River Memorial Hospital perform routine and sleep-deprived EEGs to diagnose seizure disorders.  The laboratory at Providence Medford Medical Center performs routine and sleep-deprived EEGs, as well as ambulatory EEG monitoring

Medicare and most major medical insurers cover these services.