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Neurological Testing

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MultiCare Neuroscience Center of Washington offers a range of neurological testing services at multiple convenient locations throughout Pierce and South King County, including EEG, EMG, and nerve conduction studies.

EEG EEG

An electroencephalogram or EEG uses special sensors to record your brain's electrical activity. Certain conditions, such as seizures, can be seen by the changes in the normal pattern of the brain's electrical activity.

We are the only providers of outpatient diagnostic EEG monitoring in Tacoma, at Tacoma General Hospital and we also offer EEG monitoring at these locations:

  • MultiCare Covington Clinic
  • Good Samaritan Hospital
  • Mary Bridge Children's Hospital


We will soon be expanding our service to include locations in Gig Harbor, Olympia and South Hill.

To schedule an appointment at any of these locations, please call 253-403-EEGs.

Electromyogram (EMG) and Nerve Conduction Studies

An electromyogram (EMG) measures the electrical activity of muscles at rest and during contraction. Nerve conduction studies measure how well and how fast the nerves can send electrical signals. Nerves control the muscles in the body by electrical signals (impulses), and these impulses make the muscles react in specific ways. Nerve and muscle disorders cause the muscles to react in abnormal ways.

Measuring the electrical activity in muscles and nerves can help find diseases that damage muscle tissue (such as muscular dystrophy) or nerves (such as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis or peripheral neuropathies). EMG and nerve conduction studies are often done together to give more complete information.