An Introduction to Electrodiagnostic Testing

  • S. Kiechl
Part of the Medical Radiology Diagnostic Imaging book series (MEDRAD)


Standard electrodiagnostic (EDX) examination consists of nerve conduction studies, recording of late responses and needle electromyography (EMG) (Guidelines in Electrodiagnostic Medicine 1999). On performing EDX testing a few contraindications have to be considered (Table 8.1).


Motor Unit Nerve Conduction Study Conduction Block Compound Muscle Action Potential Motor Unit Action Potential 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • S. Kiechl
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  1. 1.Department of Neurology, Section for Electrodiagnosis (EMG/NLG)University Hospital InnsbruckInnsbruckAustria

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