EMGs and nerve conduction studies are excellent diagnostic tools when performed correctly by skilled physicians and technicians who devote much of their practice to this specialty. A test done poorly can lead to unnecessary surgery or delay important treatment. For an accurate diagnosis, physicians and patients should insist that…
- The physician has specialized EMG training and is on the premises.
- The physician is either a certified physiatrist (a physician specializing in physical medicine and rehabilitation) or neurologist.
- The technologists are certified.
- Standard EMG testing equipment is used.
- Physicians and technologists are board certified or eligible by American Board of Electrodiagnostic Medicine.