Molecular Scans: EMG Imaging

EMG Imaging

What is an EMG?

EMG, electromyography, is a procedure that assesses muscles’ health and the health of the nerve cells that control them–motor neurons.  The motor neurons cause muscles to contract by sending signals to the brain, and an EMG turns these signals into sounds, numerical values or graphs, which are interpreted by a specialist.

How Does an EMG Work?

An EMG transmits and detects electrical signals using small electrodes.  Your doctor will either insert these electrodes directly into the muscle to record the activity of that muscle or tape them to the skin to study the speed and strength of signals that travel between two or more points.  An EMG will reveal nerve or muscle dysfunctions or problems.

How Do I Prepare for an EMG Scan?

  • The day of your scan, bring your health insurance cards with you
  • Shortly before your exam, take a shower or bath to remove oils from your skin
  • Do not apply any lotions or creams the day of your exam

Tell Your Doctor If you:

  • Have any electrical device, such as a pacemaker
  • Are using blood-thinning medicines
  • Have been diagnosed with hemophilia (a blood-clotting disorder that causes prolonged bleeding)

Molecular EMG Benefits

  • Same day/next day appointment availability
  • Trilingual staff (English,Spanish and Polish)
  • Patient-centered, caring staff
  • Reports faxed to your physician within 24 hours
  • Stat and wet reads available
  • Board certified radiologists including chiropractic and podiatric radiologists
  • Most insurances accepted
  • Free parking
  • Transportation provided (when needed)
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