Neurophysiology

Neurophysiology investigates the function of the nervous system to assist in the diagnosis and monitoring of neurological disorders.  There are three main groups of investigations, with a number of tests available in each.

  • Electroencephalography (EEG)
  • Nerve Conduction Studies and Electromyography (EMG)
  • Evoked Potential

The Neurophysiology Directorate consists of two departments; one covering adult services, located on the ground floor of MRI, the other covering children’s services, located on the first floor of RMCH.  There is a small team of specialist, dedicated staff; the majority of whom work between both departments.

Staff

Management Team

  • Directorate Manager / Clinical Physiologist – Joanne Finnigan
  • Consultant Neurophysiologist / Clinical Lead – Dr Ronan MacDonagh

Consultants

  • Consultant Neurophysiologist / Clinical Lead – Dr Ronan MacDonagh
  • Consultant Neurophysiologist – Dr Athi Ponnusamy
  • Consultant Neurophysiologist – Dr Venkat Garikipati
  • Consultant Neurophysiologist – Dr Andy Marshall

Lead Clinical Physiologists

  • Lead for Video Telemetry / Clinical Physiologist – Sarah Doyle
  • Lead for Paediatric Spinal Monitoring / Clinical Physiologist – Kathryn Wilkinson

Admin Team

  • Directorate Secretary / Consultant PA – Kathryn Gaynor
  • Reception / Administration RMCH – Cath McGrath

Contacts

The departments are open between 8.30 and 4.30, Monday to Friday.  Outside of these hours please leave a message on the answerphone.

Adult Neurophysiology MRI

  • Tel: 0161 276 4564 (internal 64564) or 0161 276 4386 (internal 64386)
  • Fax: 0161 276 6054 (internal 66054)

Paediatric Neurophysiology RMCH

  • Tel: 0161 701 7750 (internal 17750)
  • Fax: 0161 701 7753 (internal 17753)

Adult Neurophysiology

The adult neurophysiology department is on the ground floor of MRI in Zone F (map).

The department is fully accessible.  See this link from DisabledGo for more information about getting to the department.

Tests and Clinics

Tests available for adult patients

A variety of tests are available for adult patients referred from all disciplines and wards.  Main tests performed are:

  • Routine EEG (Click here for the patient information leaflet)
  • Sleep Deprived EEG (Click here for the patient information leaflet)
  • Portable EEG
  • EEG Tilt Test (Click here for the patient information leaflet)
  • Ambulatory EEG (Click here for the patient information leaflet)
  • NCS and EMG (Click here for the patient information leaflet)
  • Repetitive Stimulation (Click here for  the patient information leaflet)
  • Single Fibre EMG (Click here for the patient information leaflet)
  • One Stop Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Clinic (Click here for the patient information leaflet)
  • MSLT
  • Visual Evoked Potential (Click here for the patient information leaflet)
  • Somatosensory Evoked Potential (Click here for the patient information leaflet)
  • Thermal Threshold Test (Click here for the patient information leaflet)
  • Quantitative Sensory Threshold Test

General out patient information sheet and map.

Please note the adult department also covers neonatal testing.