Neurophysiology

The Neurophysiology department provides diagnostic testing for seizures, encephalopathy/confusion, non epileptic seizures, carpal tunnel syndrome, poly-neuropathy, compression neuropathies, radiculopathy, myopathy, neuromuscular junction disorders, autonomic disorders, multiple sclerosis (evoked potentials) and trigeminal disorders.

Details of specific tests available include:

  • Routine EEG’s
  • Sleep Deprived EEG’s
  • Telemetry Studies
  • Testing for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (NCS)
  • Upper and lower limb nerve conduction studies (NCS)
  • EMG clinics
  • Repetitive stimulation (testing for Neuromuscular junction disorders)
  • Blink responses (assessment of trigeminal nerves)

We aim to further develop this service in the near future to include:

  • Autonomic system testing
  • Visual evoked responses (test for optic neuritis and multiple sclerosis)
  • Somatasensory evoked responses (spinal cord disorders and multiple sclerosis)
  • Quantitative sensory testing
  • Intra operative monitoring

The Director of the Neurophysiology Service is Dr. Ronan Walsh, Consultant Neurologist & Neurophysiologist. This specialist service is delivered by Margaret Sullivan, Clinical Scientist with over 15 years experience in both paediatrics and adult neurophysiology measurement testing. Referrals can be emailed, faxed or posted to Margaret Sullivan, Neurophysiology Department, Suite 4, Hermitage Medical Clinic (Fax: 01 6459293 Email: neurophysiology@hermitageclinic.ie).

Neurophysiology Referral Forms

EMG / NERVE Conduction Request Form
EEG Request Form