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Diagnostic Services

Types of Neurological Disorders

The Neuroscience Institute specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of:
  • Brain and spine tumors
  • Complex spine disorders and injuries
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Sleep disorders
  • Epilepsy
  • Stroke/Vascular Disorders
  • Balance disorders/Dizziness
  • Movement disorders
  • Cancer pain
  • Cognitive disorders/Dementia
  • Neuromuscular/muscle disorders
  • Multiple Sclerosis and related disorders
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Specialized disorders in geriatric and pediatric patients
  • Tourette Syndrome
All of the professionals at the NJ Neuroscience Institute understand that patients with chronic illnesses and their families are looking for confidence, reassurance, and professionalism. We work closely with patients, their families and their physicians to establish trusting relationships and ensure optimal care.

Causes of Neurological Disorders

People of all ages are at risk for neurological problems. Some common causes include:
  • Injuries to the brain or spinal cord
  • Brain or spinal tumors
  • Congenital disorders, such as Cerebral Palsy
  • Degenerative conditions
  • Infections
  • Stroke
Diagnostic Services

The NJ Neuroscience Institute offers advanced diagnostic resources to assist physicians in the accurate and timely assessment of neurologic disorders. This includes a comprehensive collection of monitoring devices, which are available on an outpatient, inpatient and intraoperative basis.

Advanced diagnostic techniques rely on a combination of tests and a careful historical understanding of the problem. Tests available at the Institute include:
  • Angiogram
  • Computed Tomography Angiogram (CTA)
  • Computed Tomography Perfusion (CTP)
  • Computed Tomography Scanning (CT Scan)
  • Diffusion Tensor Imaging (DTI)
  • Electroencephalogram (EEG)
  • Evoked Potentials
  • Functional MRI
  • Genetic Testing
  • Intraoperative monitoring
  • Magnetic Resonance Angiogram (MRA)
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
  • Magnetic Resonance Venogram (MRV)
  • MR Perfusion
  • Neuropathology
  • Proton Emission Tomography (PET)
  • Single Proton Emission Computed Tomography (SPECT)
  • Sleep Testing, Polysomnography (PSG)
  • Tilt Table
  • Tissue, Muscle and Brain Biopsy
  • Transcranial Doppler (TCD)
  • Vestibular Testing (including: Computerized Electronystagmography (ENG);
  • Computerized Rotary Chair Testing, Computerized Dynamic Posturography
  • Video Epilepsy Monitoring (VEEG)
Disciplines

The specialists at the NJ Neuroscience Institute take a multidisciplinary team approach, relying on open communication, to ensure a unique treatment program for each patient. These disciplines include:
  • Behavioral Neurology
  • Epileptology
  • Neurology
  • Neuro-ophthalmology
  • Neuro-oncology
  • Neuro-radiology
  • Neuro-pathology
  • Neuro-psychology
  • Neuro-rehabilitation
  • Neuro-audiology
  • Neurosurgery (brain and spinal)
  • Otoneurology
  • Pain management
  • Pediatric neurology
  • Pediatric neurosurgery
  • Radiation oncology (using X-rays or radioactive substances to treat cancer)