DEPARTMENT OF NEUROSCIENCES
INTERVENTIONAL NEUROPHYSIOLOGY

What is an Inverventional Neurophysiologist?

Interventional neurophysiology is an emerging neurosciences subspecialty.

The goal is to provide rapid, real-time detection and clinical response for injuries to the nervous system. Interrogation of major nervous system pathways by electrical stimulation and/or passive recording allows for sophisticated monitoring of the nervous system.

Objective neurophysiologic methods of interrogating the nervous system are needed when patients are rendered unconscious due to brain injury or anesthesia. These patients often cannot be evaluated in any other way. Find out what tests are involved.

For more background, refer to: Xuguang Liu and Alan Forster. Interventional Neurophysiology: A new frontier in investigation, treatment, and researchFrontiers in Bioscience  2008; 13:1691-1697.