Lab Receives Accreditation

A neurophysiology laboratory is a facility dedicated to assessing and diagnosing neurological conditions. One of the procedures performed in the lab is an electroencephalogram (EEG).

An EEG is a test that measures and records the electrical activity of your brain.  Special sensors (electrodes) are attached to the patient’s head and hooked up to a computer by wires.  The computer records the brain’s electrical activity on the screen or on paper as wavy lines. Certain conditions can be seen by the changes in the normal pattern of the brain’s electrical activity. At Saint Francis Medical Center, doctors in the EEG lab use this test to evaluate whether seizure disorders are present.

Lee_DavidRecently, Saint Francis was one of only 111 EEG labs in the nation to receive accreditation from the Laboratory Accreditation Board of ABRET (American Board of Registration of Electroencephalographic and Evoked Potential Technologists). This is the second time Saint Francis has achieved the accreditation.

“This stamp of approval shows that Saint Francis operates a very high-quality facility,” says David Y.S. Lee, MD, neurologist and section chair of Neurosciences at Saint Francis. “Patients know they can trust us to help them with their neurological problems.”

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