The department of neurology at Rhode Island Hospital offers diagnosis
and treatment of brain, spinal cord, and peripheral nerve disorders,
and other dementias
Parkinson's disease and other movement disorders
peripheral nerve and muscle disorders
neurological complications of general medical disorders.
Electroencephalogram (EEG) Laboratory aids in the
diagnosis of seizure disorders, metabolic disturbances, sleep
disorders, and structural disorders, such as hemorrhage, tumors,
and degenerative and infectious diseases. The laboratory is
equipped with a closed-circuit TV recording system and scanner
The Electromyogram (EMG) Laboratory aids in the diagnosis
of diseases of the spinal cord, cranial nerves, brainstem, root
or plexus, peripheral nerve, neuromuscular transmission and
muscle. The laboratory provides standard nerve conduction
testing and electromyography with special expertise in
neuromuscular disease, single-fiber EMG, near-nerve EMG, evoked
potentials, intraoperative neurophysiology, botulinum/chemo
degeneration and pediatric EMG.
Cerebrovascular Laboratory aids in the diagnosis of
transient ischemic attacks, strokes and subarachnoid hemorrhage.
Equipment includes a carotid duplex scanner and a transcranial
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