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Services & Procedures

Soundview Medical Group, LLC and its Board Certified physicians provide a full range of Internal Medicine, Neurology and diagnostic services.

These services include:
  • Annual physical exams including blood work, urinalysis, EKG and Pulmonary Function Tests.
  • Urgent visits with same day service. Minor injuries can also be seen avoiding lengthy and more costly Emergency Department visits. Please try to call ahead if possible.
  • Follow up consultations.
Neurocognitive Testing Nerve Conduction Velocity (NCV)
and Electromyography (EMG)
Vascular Ultrasound
Electroencephalogram (EEG)



Electroencephalogram (EEG)

An electroencephalogram (EEG) is a test that measures and records the electrical activity of your brain. Special stick on sensors are attached to your scalp and connected by wires to a computer. The computer records your brain's electrical activity. Certain conditions, such as seizures can be seen by the changes in the normal pattern of the brain's electrical activity.

Indications:
  • Diagnose epilepsy and see what type of seizures are occurring. EEG is the most useful and important test in confirming a diagnosis of epilepsy
  • Check for problems with loss of consciousness or dementia.
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Nerve Conduction Velocity (NCV) and Electromyography (EMG)

Nerve conduction velocity is a diagnostic exam that evaluates the function of the motor and sensory nerves throughout the body. This test is often performed to evaluate patients with numbness, tingling and/or weakness in the arms and legs. Electromyograms (EMG) are a part of the overall examination of the peripheral nervous system.

During the NCV test, electrodes are placed over the nerve at different locations to deliver a small electrical impulse that stimulates the nerve. Recording the distance between electrodes and the time it takes for the impulses to travel between them help determine the speed of the signals. It is important that a normal body temperature be maintained during this test.

During the EMG a small needle is inserted into the muscle to test its innervation and how well it is functioning.

Indications:
  • Numbness
  • Extremity weakness
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Traumatic nerve lesions for diagnosis and prognosis
  • Disc herniations
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Neurocognitive Testing

A Neurocognitive Examination (sometimes called Neuropsychological Testing or Cognitive Testing) is an examination of cognitive processes, or put more simply, an individualʼs ability to think. This type of examination is used to determine the changes in thought and emotion resulting from neurological disease or trauma. Neurocognitive Examination is often essential in order to determine the real world effects of a neurological condition. The test is a computerized series of questions and tasks performed with a member of our staff and interpreted by a physician. Computer skills are not needed. It may be helpful to have a family member or friend present during the test. It takes approximately 45 minutes.

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Vascular Ultrasound

What is ultrasonography?

In ultrasonography (ultrasound), high-frequency sound waves, inaudible to the human ear, are transmitted through body tissues. The echoes are recorded and transformed into 2 dimensional images.

Ultrasound images help in the diagnosis of a wide range of diseases and conditions. The idea for ultrasonography came from sonar technology, which makes use of sound waves to detect underwater objects.

Ultrasound is used to create images of soft tissue structures and can also be used to detect blockages in the blood vessels. Ultrasound may be used with other diagnostic procedures or by itself.

What is a vascular ultrasound?

Vascular ultrasound is a noninvasive ultrasound method (also called a duplex study) used to examine the blood circulation in the arms and legs. Non- invasive means the procedure does not require the use of needles, dyes, radiation or anesthesia.

During a vascular ultrasound, sound waves are transmitted through the tissues of the area being examined. These sound waves reflect off blood cells moving within the blood vessels, allowing the reading physician to calculate their speed. The sound waves are recorded and displayed on a computer screen.

Why do I need this test?

Your physician has recommended that you have this test to evaluate the blood flow to specific organs in your body. Vascular ultrasound can be used to evaluate:
  1. The blood flow in the arteries in your neck that supply blood to the brain
  2. Blood flow in the arteries to detect the presence, severity and specific location of a narrowed area of the arteries
How long is the test?

The ultrasound takes about 15 to 30 minutes to complete.

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