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Electrodiagnostic Procedures

(865) 974-8387
Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

The Electrodiagnostic Laboratory is a full service facility of the Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences, offering a complete range of clinical diagnostic procedures. The following procedures or areas of study are available:

  • electroretinography
  • oscillatory potentials
  • visual evoked responses
  • electromyography
  • nerve conduction studies
  • electroencephalography
  • auditory evoked responses
  • acoustic reflex studies
  • otoacoustic emissions
  • tympanometry
  • somatosensory evoked responses
  • urethral pressure profilometry
  • cystometry

The College of Veterinary Medicine is unique because all of these procedures are under one service. A central facility has proven to be a more efficient of equipment and support personnel, more available to clients on short notice, and less confusing for scheduling purposes.

The goal of the service is to provide an advanced program in clinical electrophysiology. Dr. Michael Sims , the director of the lab, has worked closely with individuals in human medical specialties to develop procedures which he uses in animals. Although the procedures are elaborate, the information they provide has been welcomed by practicing veterinarians. Many patients from east Tennessee and neighboring states have been referred to the lab for diagnostic procedures. The two laboratories supporting this service contain up-to-date computerized equipment which maximizes the data that can be collected, while minimizing patient contact.


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