Services

Neuro Diagnostic Unit - Services

Referral Forms

Word (59 KB)

PDF (320 KB)

The Neuro-diagnostics unit at Eastern Health is an integrated team of neurophysiology consultants and scientists who specialise in diagnostic tests for a range of neurological and neurophysiological disorders.  We provide comprehensive diagnostic services for both, in-patients and outpatients. 

Investigations include:

  • Nerve conduction studies (NCS)  - Examines the function of the nerves by stimulating the nerves using small electrical pulses.  
    • Repetitive nerve stimulation
    • Facial nerve study
    • Blink reflex study
  • Electromyography (EMG) - Examines the electrical activity within muscles by inserting a needle. May be done in conjunction with a nerve conduction study. 
  • Electroencephalography (EEG) - Examines the electrical activity generated by the brain
    • Routine EEG
    • Sleep deprived EEG
    • Day monitoring
    • Ambulatory EEG
    • Paediatric EEG - Ages 2 and above. Referrals will need to be triaged by medical or clinical staff prior to request.
  • Evoked responses (VER) - Examines the electrical activity of the brain in response to a visual stimuli

Cost

All services are bulk billed.  If you are an overseas visitor or do not hold a current Medicare card, payment for your appointment will need to be made prior this test and to find out about cost for your test, please contact our staff.

What should I bring to the clinic?

  • A list of current medications
  • Referral from your doctor
  • Any previous relevant test results (if testing was performed externally)

Eligibility Criteria

  • EEG is performed on children from 2 years and adults.
  • All other testing is performed only on adults (16 years and over)

Referral Information

  • Standard investigations can be requested on the department request form: Word (59 KB), PDF (320 KB)
  • For very young children (under 2), children and adults with complex behaviours and for prolonged EEG monitoring a more detailed request and/or discussion with the department IS required.

 

Neuro-diagnostic services are provided at

Box Hill Hospital

Address

Ground Floor, Building B, 51 Nelson Street, Box Hill

Contact

9895 4639     9895 4610

E ndu@easternhealth.org.au

Hours

Monday - Friday, 8.00am-5.00 pm

Car Parking

Paid parking on site (Building A, access via Rodgerson Road); Limited metered street parking

Public Transport
  • Train to Box Hill Station
  • Bus service to hospital
  • Tram stop on Whitehorse Road is 300 metres away from hospital

Maroondah Hospital (EEG services ONLY)

Address

Allied Health Department, Ground Floor, Davey Drive, Ringwood East

Contact

9895 4639     F  9895 4610
E ndu@easternhealth.org.au

Hours

Monday 8.30am- 5.00 pm

Car Parking
2 hour street parking near hospital; Paid parking onsite
Public Transport
Train to East Ringwood Station, bus service to hospital