From memory and balance testing to analyzing brain activity via EEG, we are certified to perform a range of clinical tests and procedures to better diagnose your neurologic condition.
AANEM Accredited Neurodiagnostics Centers
Sandhills Neurologists also operates Sandhills Neurodiagnostics Centers at all three of our locations. Each Center is led by Dr. Henry Tellez and is fully accredited by the American Association of Neuromuscular & Electrodiagnostic Medicine (AANEM). Sandhills Neurodiagnostics is the only accredited center in Wake, Lee, Moore and their surrounding counties.The AANEM established laboratory accreditation criteria for electrodiagnostic (EDX) laboratories to ensure patients receive quality medical care in a safe environment. Laboratory accreditation provides patients, referral sources, and payers with a credible measure to differentiate the laboratory’s quality of care. The accreditation standards evaluate the diagnostic services and clinical operations essential to providing quality patient care, which include:
- Clinical staff qualifications and continuing education
- Physical facilities
- EDX equipment
- Protocols for performing EDX studies
- Patient reports
- Policies for ensuring the health and safety of every patient
To be awarded Accreditation, physicians performing studies in the laboratory must:
- Have completed a neurology or physical medicine and rehabilitation residency program
- Have completed a minimum of three months of training in EDX medicine as part of a residency or fellowship program; or
- Be certified by the American Board of Neuromuscular Medicine (ABNM) or American Board of Electrodiagnostic Medicine (ABEM) or by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (ABPN) in clinical neurophysiology.
The Sandhills Neurodiagnostic Center offers the following services:
Performed in our office, a series of wires are attached to your scalp by a neurodiagnostic technologist. You will then be asked to perform a series of small tasks to elicit brain activity.
Long Term Video Monitoring
LTVM is performed in our offices and you will have a private bedroom. You will have small electrodes placed on your scalp for recording your brain waves. Your scalp will be wrapped with gauze and you will be connected to a video EEG machine. Typically, Long Term Video Monitoring will last 3 days.
We use a computer based program called CNS Vital Signs, designed to test your memory, reactions and overall concentration.
Balance Plate Testing
In less than 60 second, this simple diagnostic device allows us to identify if you are at increased risk of falling.
Nerve Conduction Studies (NCS) & Electromyograms (EMG)
Performed in-house, this test aims to check the function of nerves and muscles and identify issues such as carpal tunnel syndrome, neuropathy, cervical radiculopathy and sciatica.
VNG (Videonystagmography) Testing
This test is used to determine if an inner ear (vestibular) condition may be causing a balance or dizziness problem.