The Department of Clinical Neurophysiology performs approximately 7500 neurophysiological examinations annually with main focus on the diagnosis of neuromuscular disorders and epilepsy.

Quantitative electromyography (EMG) and nerve conduction studies using near-nerve needle technique are routinely used in the examination of patients with neuromuscular disorders. In addition, ultrasonography and several specialised neurophysiological techniques including single fibre EMG, motor unit number estimation (MUNE), laser evoked potentials (LEPs) and tests of the autonomic nervous system are used to aid diagnosis and prognosis. A video demonstration of quantitative emg and quantitative interference pattern analysis (peak-ratio) can be seen here:

Diseases of the central nervous system are diagnosed using electroencephalography (EEG) and evoked potentials (EP), with 24-hour video-EEG monitoring of neuro-intensive care patients and epilepsy patients. As a highly specialised function, magnetoencephalography (MEG) for localisation of the epileptic foci is currently developed for use in clinical practice. 

In addition, the department offers several highly specialised functions including: Use of EMG and nerve conduction studies for the diagnosis of pelvic floor dysfunction; polysomnography (PSG) and multiple sleep latency test (MSLT) in patients with sleep disorders; advanced electroretinography (ERG) and electrooculography (EOG) in the diagnosis of retinal disorders, EMG guidance for optimal botulinum toxin treatment in dystonia, intraoperative neurophysiological monitoring (IOM), e.g. during spinal cord and brain surgery.