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Neurodiagnostic Technologists
District Of Columbia

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Conduct electroneurodiagnostic END tests such as electroencephalograms, evoked potentials, polysomnograms, or electronystagmograms. May perform nerve conduction studies.

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Currently Employed: 380

Projected Annual Job Openings: 10

Typical Hourly Wage: $18.04 - $30.30

Typical Annual Salary: $37,500 - $63,000

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Typical education needed for entry: High school diploma or equivalent

Typical work experience needed for a job in this occupation: None

Typical on-the-job training once you have a job in this occupation: None

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typical job duties

  • Measure patients' body parts and mark locations where electrodes are to be placed.
  • Attach electrodes to patients using adhesives.
  • Monitor patients during tests or surgeries, using electroencephalographs (EEG), evoked potential (EP) instruments, or video recording equipment.
  • Conduct tests or studies such as electroencephalography (EEG), polysomnography (PSG), nerve conduction studies (NCS), electromyography (EMG), and intraoperative monitoring (IOM).
  • Indicate artifacts or interferences derived from sources outside of the brain, such as poor electrode contact or patient movement, on electroneurodiagnostic recordings.
  • Explain testing procedures to patients, answering questions or reassuring patients as needed.
  • Adjust equipment to optimize viewing of the nervous system.
  • Set up, program, or record montages or electrical combinations when testing peripheral nerve, spinal cord, subcortical, or cortical responses.
  • Measure visual, auditory, or somatosensory evoked potentials (EPs) to determine responses to stimuli.
  • Conduct tests to determine cerebral death, the absence of brain activity, or the probability of recovery from a coma.

tools & technology


Tools:
  • Amplifiers
  • Electroencephalograph EEG or accessories
  • Electromyograph electrodes or sets
  • Hot air blowers
  • Signal generators

Technology:
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  • Data base user interface and query software
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  • Medical software
  • Operating system software

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