Dr. Michael Slattery is Board Certified in Neurology, Psychiatry, Sleep Medicine, Clinical Neurophysiology and EEG/Epilepsy monitoring. He sees patients that have symptoms such as headaches, seizures, strokes, neruopathy (nerve degeneration or tingling in the arms and legs), tremors, movement disorders and parkinson’s disease. If you feel that we could help you please contact us at (808) 456 – REST (7378) if you are on Oahu or (808) WOW – REST (969-7378) if you are on the Big Island.
- Electroencephalography (EEG)
- Ambulatory EEG – 24 or 48 hours
- Electromyography (EMG)
- Nerve Conduction Studies (NCS)
What is an EEG
The EEG is a painless noninvasive test that checks the electrical activity of the brain. An array of about 20 electrodes will be attached to the head with a lightwater-soluble paste, which will be rinsed out after the test. Normal shampoo will remove any residual paste. The EEG can take from one to two hours.
What is an EMG and NCS
Electromyography (EMG) and nerve conduction testing (NCS) are forms of electrodiagnostic testing that are used to study nerve and muscle function. Commonly performed by a neurologist trained in this procedure, EMG/NCS testing can provide your doctor with specific information about the extent of nerve and/or muscle injury and can also determine the exact location of injury and give some indication whether the damage is reversible.