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Neurodiagnostic Technologists

Neurodiagnostic Technologists

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Neurodiagnostic Technologists Description

Conduct electroneurodiagnostic (END) tests such as electroencephalograms, evoked potentials, polysomnograms, or electronystagmograms. May perform nerve conduction studies.

Neurodiagnostic Technologists Related Job Titles

Electroencephalograph Technician, Electroencephalograph Technologist, Electroneurodiagnostic Technologist, Neurodiagnostic Technologist, Polysomnographic Technologist,


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Neurodiagnostic Technologists Tasks
Core Tasks
  • Adjust equipment to optimize viewing of the nervous system.
  • Measure patients' body parts and mark locations where electrodes are to be placed.
  • Attach electrodes to patients using adhesives.
  • Monitor patients during tests or surgeries, using electroencephalographs (EEG), evoked potential (EP) instruments, or video recording equipment.
  • Conduct tests or studies such as electroencephalography (EEG), polysomnography (PSG), nerve conduction studies (NCS), electromyography (EMG), and intraoperative monitoring (IOM).
  • Indicate artifacts or interferences derived from sources outside of the brain, such as poor electrode contact or patient movement, on electroneurodiagnostic recordings.
  • Explain testing procedures to patients, answering questions or reassuring patients as needed.
  • Set up, program, or record montages or electrical combinations when testing peripheral nerve, spinal cord, subcortical, or cortical responses.
  • Measure visual, auditory, or somatosensory evoked potentials (EPs) to determine responses to stimuli.
  • Conduct tests to determine cerebral death, the absence of brain activity, or the probability of recovery from a coma.
  • Calibrate, troubleshoot, or repair equipment and correct malfunctions as needed.
  • Summarize technical data to assist physicians to diagnose brain, sleep, or nervous system disorders.
  • Collect patients' medical information needed to customize tests.
  • Submit reports to physicians summarizing test results.
  • Assist in training technicians, medical students, residents or other staff members.
  • Participate in research projects, conferences, or technical meetings.

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