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Medical Imaging & Diagnostic Tests:

X-Rays, Electrons, & Magnetic Spin

Chapter 9

Intraoperative Electrodiagnostic Monitoring with SSEP and EMG
For some surgeries,  the surgeon will monitor electrical function of the nerves and spinal cord during the course of the operation. The SSEP – somatosensory evoked potential – waveform on the screen monitors sensory function. The motor side of the nervous system can be monitored with EMG – electromyography. Cascade monitoring device  photograph reproduced with permission of  Cadwell  Laboratories Inc.