Department of Neurodiagnostics

The Neurodiagnostic Department at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) is committed to provide Neurodiagnostic testing which includes routine electroencephalograms, video ambulatory studies, evoked Potentials and long-term monitoring studies to detect neurological abnormalities in children. An electroencephalogram (EEG) is a neurophysiologic technique primarily used in the evaluation of epilepsy (or possible epilepsy), but it may also be recommended for headaches, behavioral disturbances, attention disorders, learning problems, language delay, developmental delay, fainting spells, and strokes.

Who We Are

At CHOP, the Department of Neurodiagnostics includes more than 30 elecroencephalographic technicians who provide specialized, expert care to all patient populations at the hospital and within CHOP's Specialty Care Network. We work closely with the Division of Neurology, the Division of Neurosurgery and neurology researchers.

Our Team

 
Registered EEG technologists 75%
 
Registered EEG technologists with registries in evoked potentials and nerve conduction 5.6%
 
Neurodiagnostic leaders and administrators 11%
 
Clinical nursing specialist 2.8%
 
Clinic coordinators 5.6%

 

Our electroencephalographic technologists are graduates from accredited programs by the American Society of Neurodiagnostic Technologists (ASET). They are credentialed by ABRET-Neurodiagnostic Credentialing and Accreditation.

Where We Work

Main Hospital - Philadelphia

Outpatient Neurodiagnostic EEG Laboratory, located on the 10th floor of the Buerger Center for Advanced Pediatric Care

CHOP Bryn Mawr

Inpatient Neurodiagnostic EMU (Epilepsy Monitoring Unit), located on the 9th floor of the Hospital in University City

Screen grab from Fetal Surgery for Spina Bifida video

CHOP Specialty Care Centers in Bucks County, King of Prussia, Brandywine Valley, Exton and Lancaster in PA, and Atlantic County, Princeton and Virtua Voorhees in NJ.

Recruitment & Retention

Recruiting and retaining the best registered EEG technologists is a priority at CHOP and many of our staff have years of experience in their fields.

We have the best possible mix, seasoned skills in combination with technologically creative ideas.

20 percent of our staff have been practicing at CHOP for 10 to 37 years.
 80 percent of our staff have been hired at CHOP within the past 9 years.