Neuromonitoring is a complex and technically demanding discipline. Part of the modern patient safety movement, neuromonitoring resources provided by IONM can provide insight into the function of the nervous system, a window into potential surgical injuries, and the opportunity for appropriate intervention with the goal of mitigation of untoward surgical outcomes.
The ability to achieve these goals is contingent on multiple factors. These factors include a well-trained neuromonitorist in the operating suite, skilled interpretive neuromonitoring oversight, and an administrative structure that understands how to properly support ethical business practices for our partner facility and our patients.
Some of the specialized tests executed by IONM teams — motor evoked potentials (MEP), somatosensory evoked potentials (SSEP), brainstem auditory evoked responses (BAER), complex reflex testing, electromyography (EMG), electroencephalography (EEG), and other neuromonitoring modalities — can be used in combination to achieve neural protection and mapping of neural structures in surgical procedures that include:
- basic and complex spine
- skull base
- supra and infratentorial intracranial
- peripheral nerve reconstruction
- general orthopaedic
- complex bone deformity/fracture management
- otolaryngology procedures
- intensive care long-term non-convulsive seizure monitoring
- neuromodulation cases
For more information regarding our neuromonitoring resources and services, please email us or call 201-862-9900.