The Neurodiagnostic Laboratory at Saint Thomas West Hospital
employs various technologies and instruments to obtain electrical
potentials arising from the central and peripheral nervous
systems. Preparing for these specialized procedures requires
counsel and explanation of the approach, obtaining a pertinent
medical history, and completion of the procedure.
Our staff strives to develop good rapport with patients and aims
to provide comfort during times of distress. Duration of each
testing procedure varies depending on the requested service. Some
procedures may be completed in as quickly as 30 minutes; while
other procedures may range anywhere from 2-8 hours on an
Our highly-skilled team of E.N.D. (electroneurodiagnostic)
professionals is trained to understand neurophysiology and
recognize normal and abnormal electrical activity. They serve as
physician-patient liaisons in the department of neurosciences.
Consistent with our Catholic health ministry, the neurodiagnostic
staff exercise considerable individual initiative, logic &
reasoning skills, and sound judgment as each strives to provide
the highest level of care to our patients.