The electromyography lab at Mayo Clinic Health System in Eau Claire has been accredited by the American Association of Neuromuscular & Electrodiagnostic Medicine. It is one of two accredited EMG labs in the state.
“Accreditation underscores our commitment to meeting and surpassing national standards in quality and performing electromyography in a safe environment,” says Timothy Young, M.D., EMG lab medical director.
Accreditation ensures that specific requirements are met, such as ongoing quality improvement reviews, clinical excellence in electrodiagnostic medicine and continuing education.
Electromyography is a diagnostic procedure that evaluates muscle health. It can help diagnose neuromuscular disorders, such as muscular dystrophy, neuropathies, polymyositis, carpal tunnel, Lou Gehrig’s disease and Guillain-Barre syndrome.
People experiencing symptoms such as tingling, numbness, muscle weakness, pain or cramping may consider EMG. For information or a neurology consultation, call 715-838-1900.
“Our physicians and technicians who perform EMG are dedicated to patient comfort and safety,” Young says, noting that the EMG lab recently was remodeled to enhance the patient experience during the procedure.
AANEM is a nonprofit membership association dedicated to the advancement of neuromuscular, musculoskeletal and electrodiagnostic medicine. For more information, visit aanem.org.
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