The Electromyography (EMG) is a diagnostic test used to evaluate the body’s nerve and muscle function and assesses a potential neurological disease. The test may be performed in combination with a Nerve Conduction Study (NCS) test, which together, help to detect the presence, location, and extent of diseases that damage the nerves and muscles.
Why Choose the Johns Hopkins EMG Lab
The EMG laboratory is equipped with advanced technology and staffed with physicians and technicians specially trained in testing and diagnosing neurological conditions.
We have expertise in treating and caring for patients affected by all types of neuromuscular disorders.
Conditions We Treat
Your neurologist may refer you to the EMG for the following conditions:
- Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)
- Spinal muscular atrophy
- Cervical and Lumbosacral radiculopathy
- Guillian-Barre Syndrome
- Chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy
- Idiopathic progressive polyneuropathy
- Carpal Tunnel syndrome
- Ulnar Neuropathy
- Brachial plexus injury and brachial plexitis
- Myasthenia Gravis
- Lambert-Eaton Myasthenic syndrome
- Inflammatory myopathy
- Muscular Dystrophy
- Peripheral Neuropathy
- Peripheral Nerve Surgery
- Neurosurgical Spine Conditions
To schedule an appointment at the EMG lab, or for more information about our services, physicians can contact us at:
The Electromyography (EMG) and Nerve Conduction Study (NCS) diagnostic tests can be performed on an outpatient basis or as part of your stay in a hospital.
Alaina Ford Reese
Lead EMG Technician