Neuromuscular Ultrasound

Neuromuscular ultrasound is an imaging test which is complementary to the electromyography (EMG) and nerve conduction studies (NCS) and allows your physician to directly visualize your nerves and muscles. 
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It provides similar information to MRI but it can be done much faster and is generally tolerated better than an MRI procedure.

Our Approach

M Health Fairview offers sophisticated equipment including EMG, NCS, and ultrasound devices to help our specialists improve diagnostic accuracy.

The NCS test is done by taping electrodes to the skin and stimulating the nerves with a small amount of electricity.

The EMG is done by inserting a needle directly into the muscle. Electrical signals from the nerves and muscles are processed and translated into graphs, sounds, or numerical values for interpretation by a specialist.

Neuromuscular ultrasound is done by applying a cool gel on the skin of the arm or leg that is studied, and using a probe tool that gently scrolls on the gel and allows the specialists to take pictures of the nerves and muscles that need to be studied. The test is comfortable and painless.

Our electrodiagnostic lab features a state-of-the-art ultrasound machine and is one of the few labs in the US that offers this diagnostic test for neuromuscular disorders. Our laboratory is certified by the American Association of Electroneurodiagnostic Medicine.

Specialists at M Health Fairview Neurology Clinic provide comprehensive care for simple as well as challenging, complex neurological disorders.

Conditions We Treat

EMG, NCS, and ultrasound are useful for diagnosing or ruling out a number of conditions, including:

Locations that offer this treatment

Call your preferred location to schedule an appointment or submit an online request.