Somatosensory Evoked Potentials (SSEP)
This procedure is used to assess the speed that electrical signals are conducted across the spinal cord. It is often ordered for patients who we are dealing with back pain.
Transcranial electrical stimulation of the motor strip provides reliable intraoperative motor potentials that can be captured from the peripheral nerves.
This monitoring procedure is well-suited for situations where the cranial or peripheral nerve or nerve roots have the potential for damage.
This procedure is designed to record electrical activity from the scalp. It is commonly used in surgeries where cerebral perfusion is of concern.
Brain Stem Evoked
During this procedure, electrodes are positioned on the scalp to record the responses to stimuli from relay structures withinÂ the brainstem.
Cranial nerve monitoring is designed to preserve the function of, and prevent injury to, the nervous system during surgical procedures.
This procedure is used in conjunction with EMG. It is the most commonly used test in neural monitoring, and is used to detect medial pedicle cortex breach.
Neurosurgeons can use intraoperative brain mapping to remove tumors that would be otherwise inoperable. They are thus better able to remove tumors in the brain.