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Neurophysiology 

The Neurophysiology Department is a diagnostic unit. Underlying all its activity is the measurement of electrical signals generated by muscle, nerve or brain. In addition to diagnostic value, serial testing may offer a parameter of the patient’s progress and may enable evaluation of responses to therapy. 

 

Tests performed at St Vincent's

1. Electroencephalogragh (EEG) records electrical signals from the cortex of the brain and also videos the patient. Tests are conducted:

  • for patients with known or possible epilepsy
  • for patients with dizziness and/or LOC

 

2. Nerve conduction studies (NCS) and electromyograms (EMG) record the electrical activity of the nerves and the muscles respectively, particularly in the extremities. Tests are conducted:

  • for patients with carpal tunnel

 

Referral form

Tel: (03) 9288 4149

Fax: (03) 9288 4780

 

Located on level 6, Inpatient Services Building (main hospital)

Rooms 17-19

Princes Street, Fitzroy VIC 3065

 

Consultants

Dr Les Roberts 

Neurologist

Tel: (03) 9288 4149

Linda Seiderer

Senior Neurophysiology Scientist

Tel: (03) 9288 4149
41 Victoria Parade, Fitzroy VIC 3065, Australia. Phone: (03) 9288 2211