Overview

Neurodiagnostic technology assists in diagnosing problems with the brain, nervous system, and sleep habits of humans. Someone in this profession uses complex diagnostic equipment to perform tests that target these three areas of the human body. The neurodiagnostic technologist can be referred to as a neuro tech or tech. He works in a hospital or outpatient clinic setting. He is usually the person who discovers abnormalities that allow the physician to diagnosis and treat a patient’s problems.

A neuro tech is responsible for doing a variety of tests that look at how the brain, nerves, and muscles work. He talks with patients and prepares them for testing by explaining what is going to occur, how it will affect them, and why the results of the testing will assist the patient’s physician. He performs the test then ensures that results are accurate. He recognizes and corrects abnormalities caused by sources other than the patient.

The neuro tech will review, edit, and offer explanation for test results prior to sending them to the physician. He needs to ensure that the information the report relays has value and is easy for the physician to interpret and apply to the patient’s clinical condition. He will need to account for normal variances versus abnormalities in testing results.

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