Jefferson University Hospitals

Tests & Treatments

  • Biopsy
    A biopsy is a procedure performed to remove tissue or cells from the body for examination under a microscope.

  • CT Scan
    A series of X-rays that can be used to visualize nearly all parts of the body in 3-D is known as a CT scan.

  • Concussion Baseline Screening
    Concussion baseline screenings measure data that can be used for comparison in the event of a sustained concussion.

  • Electroencephalogram
    The procedure is performed by a specially trained EEG technologist to measure brain activity, and neurologists utilize the results to aid in the diagnosis and treatment of a possible neurological disorder.

  • Electromyography
    An abnormal EMG result may be a sign of peripheral neuropathy, polymyositis, muscular dystrophy, myasthenia gravis or other neuromuscular disease.

  • Evoked Potentials Studies
    This group of tests of the nervous system measure electrical signals to the brain in response to sight, sound and touch.

  • ImPACT
    ImPACT is a scientifically researched and validated concussion management tool currently used by all professional sports leagues.

  • MRI
    Radiologists and oncologists often use advanced MRI technology to obtain visual detail of your body to help detect many conditions.

  • Nerve Conduction Velocity
    If you are experiencing numbness, tingling and/or burning sensations in your legs or arms, your physician may order a nerve conduction velocity test to determine if nerve damage has occurred.

  • Neuropsychological Tests
    These tests can acquire information about a patient's cognitive, motor, behavioral, linguistic and executive functioning and lead to the diagnosis of a cognitive deficit.

  • Skull Xray
    X-rays of the skull remain valuable for evaluating the fractures of the bones of the skull and detecting other conditions of the skull and brain.

  • Spinal Tap
    A spinal tap can be performed to reach an accurate diagnosis of a neurological condition, such as meningitis, encephalitis, bleeding around the brain, certain cancers and inflammatory conditions of the nervous system.

  • Vestibular Therapy
    Vestibular therapy rehabilitates the brain, body and eyes to decrease symptoms and improve balance, coordination and mobility.

  • Vision Therapy
    Vision therapy corrects or improves visual conditions caused or exacerbated by concussion.