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  • Neurology

  • The department of neurology at Rhode Island Hospital offers diagnosis and treatment of brain, spinal cord, and peripheral nerve disorders, including: 

    • Alzheimer's disease and other dementias
    • cerebrovascular disease
    • epilepsy
    • headache
    • multiple sclerosis
    • neuropsychiatry
    • Parkinson's disease and other movement disorders
    • peripheral nerve and muscle disorders
    • neurological complications of general medical disorders.

    Neurology Laboratories

    • Neuromuscular Laboratory aids in the diagnosis of a neuromuscular disease. Physicians use specialized tests called nerve conduction studies and electromyogram (also known as EMG) to perform functional examinations on muscles and nerves.
    • The 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 reading equipment.
    • 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.
    • The Cerebrovascular Laboratory aids in the diagnosis of transient ischemic attacks, strokes and subarachnoid hemorrhage. Equipment includes a carotid duplex scanner and a transcranial doppler.

    More Information

    For more information about neurology services at Rhode Island Hospital, call 401-444-8795.