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Somatosensory evoked potentials – SEP

Somatosensory evoked potentials – SEP

SEP –  it is a sophisticated neurophysiological method which is used for early detection and localization of hidden or manifested sensory damages of the sensory system, from the periphery to the central nervous system. It is a test for the real localization of the damages of the sensory pathways. Surface disc electrodes are used, which are sealed along the nerve trunks of the legs or the arms and the back, and summarized potential is registered from the scalp above the somatosensory region. It is a completely safe and painless method, and it can be repeated many times.

Indications:

  • early detection of multiple sclerosis in 80% there is a positive finding;
  • traumatic or compressive damages at different levels of the spinal cord and brain injuries;
  • cerebrovascular diseases, etc.