IONM SERVICES

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Summary

DNS helps surgical teams reduce risk, provide safer surgery, and better patient outcomes through our IONM services. We use a variety of modalities to develop a complete picture of patients neurologic function during procedure.

Modality usage is based on a combination of best practices and patient medical history. The objective is to integrate technology and support in a way that allows quick response times and more competent procedures.

What is Intraoperative Neurophysiological Monitoring (IONM)?

IONM monitoring is used to reduce risk in surgical procedures that involve the nervous system. Monitoring and testing may also include procedures that identify, map, or test neural structures. The goal is to detect and report changes in brain, cranial/peripheral nerves, and spinal cord to surgical team before permanent dysfunction occurs.

We do this by using a two-person team to monitor procedures. Each procedure has one on-site technician who prepares patient and captures data, and one remote supervising physician who interprets and diagnoses complications. All communication happens in real-time so patients have better surgical outcomes.

Our Common Modalities

  • Somatosensory Evoked Potentials (SSEP)
  • Trans-cranial Motor Evoked Potentials (TcMEP)
  • Electromyography (EMG)
  • Free-Running EMG
  • Triggered EMG
  • Recurrent Laryngeal Nerve EMG
  • Pedicle Screw Stimulation
  • Sensory/Motor Cortical Mapping
  • Brainstem Auditory Evoked Responses (BAER)
  • Electroencephalography (EEG)

Procedures Monitored

  • Spinal
  • Neurosurgical
  • Otolaryngology & Neurotology
  • Vascular
  • Peripheral Nerve
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