Electromyography Laboratory

neuromuscular-scan-02Yuri Salas – EMG Technologist
Stephanie Harvey – EMG Technologist
Tel: 832.325.7573
Fax: 713.512.7118

Our nationally accredited laboratory provides comprehensive nerve conduction studies and EMG evaluations. It is equipped with state of the art technology and experienced staff who have expertise in neurodiagnostic testing.


Referral Services

The AANEM Accredited UTHSC EMG lab provides primary and referral services for patients with a variety of neuromuscular diseases, including, but not limited to:

  • Peripheral Neuropathy
    Acquired and hereditary (symptoms of pain, numbness, and/or weakness)
  • Motor neuron diseases
    ALS, Spinal Muscular Atrophy, etc.
  • Muscle disorders
    Myopathy, Muscular Dystrophy, etc.
  • Neuromuscular junction disorders
    Myasthenia Gravis
  • Radiculopathy/Plexopathy
  • Entrapment neuropathies
    Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Ulnar and Peroneal neuropathies
  • Traumatic nerve injury
    Including evaluation of the Brachial Plexus
  • Facial neuropathy
  • Thoracic Outlet Syndrome

Electrodiagnostic studies include

  • Nerve conduction study
  • Electromyography
  • Repetitive nerve Stimulation
  • Blink Reflexes
  • Cranial nerves studies
  • Single fiber electromyography
  • Facial/Trigeminal neuropathy

Since electrodiagnostic evaluation is an extension of clinical findings, we perform focused neuromuscular examinations, including history and physical, before performing the electrical test. A comprehensive report is provided to the referring physician in a timely manner.

 

Our philosophy of patient-centered care includes respect for the individual patient‘s values, physical comfort, and emotional support. Communication with our patients, as well as involved family and friends, is an important aspect of our care.

Expedited referrals or evaluations can be arranged. Please feel free to contact us to inquire.


Faculty

  • Suur Biliciler, M.D.
    Associate Professor, Department of Neurology — Neuromuscular Program
    ABPN, Neurology, Neuromuscular certified and ABEM Electrodiagnostic Medicine certified
  • Kristin Brown, M.D.
    Assistant Professor, Department of Neurology — Neuromuscular Program
    ABPN, Neurology and Clinical Neurophysiology certified
  • Thy Nguyen, M.D.
    Associate Professor, Department of Neurology — Neuromuscular Program
    Director, Electromyography Laboratory
    ABPN, Neurology, Clinical Neurophysiology and ABEM Electrodiagnostic Medicine certified