Neurosciences (Adult)


Electrical studies of muscles, nerves, and the spinal cord are essential in understanding a wide range of neurologic disorders. The advanced technology used in these studies has resulted in increased diagnostic sensitivity and accuracy.


Yale-New Haven's Electromyography (EMG) Lab provides up-to-date diagnostic support for patients with neuromuscular disorders. The EMG Lab combines the expertise of neurologists specializing in clinical neuromuscular disorders with state-of-the-art technology to offer the latest in diagnosis and treatment.

The term EMG is often used to refer to both electromyography and nerve conduction studies. Electromyography is the technique of using electrodes to directly investigate the electrical activity of muscle. Nerve conduction studies use small pulses of electricity to measure the conducting properties of the nerves. Together they are used to investigate and diagnose the entire spectrum of neuromuscular disorders that include: amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), neuropathy, carpal tunnel syndrome, muscular dystrophy, Guillaine-Barre syndrome, myositis, and others.

At Yale-New Haven, specially-trained neurologists use the latest EMG equipment to perform all available specialized EMG techniques, including quantitative EMG, blink reflex, single fiber EMG, and more.

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