Jefferson University Hospitals

Vickie & Jack Farber Institute for Neuroscience

Tests & Treatments

  • 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.

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

  • MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging)
    Our specialists often use advanced MRI technology to obtain visual detail of organs and tissues to help detect many conditions.

  • Magnetic Resonance-guided Radiation Therapy
    Magnetic Resonance-guided Radiation Therapy (MRgRT) uses a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) together with a linear accelerator (MRLinac) to locate tumors in real time to treat them throughout the body.

  • Neuropsychological Assessment
    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.

  • 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.