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Our Neuroscience Center of Excellence
Pediatric Neurology and Neurosurgery

Pediatric Testing for Brain and Spine Disorders

Quick and Accurate Diagnosis So Your Child Can Get Better

Treatment can’t begin until we know what the problem is. Getting a quick and accurate diagnosis is key to choosing the right course of action. Your child’s neurologist will conduct a complete health history and physical exam to identify what’s wrong. Because the brain and spinal cord are the most complex systems in the body, a comprehensive review frequently involves diagnostic imaging. You have the advantage of accessing some of the most advanced imaging technology used today.

Our pediatric neurologists collaborate with other pediatric specialists, giving attention to every detail. Your child has the benefit of multiple experts deciding what assessments and tests are needed to pinpoint the cause of your child’s health condition.

For many brain and spine conditions, time is a critical factor – especially in the case of traumatic injuries. University Health System has a team of neuroscience specialists available on-site 24/7.

As the premier provider of brain and spine services in South Texas, we’ve helped thousands of families manage, minimize and resolve their child’s neurological condition. We also provide specialized diagnostic services and treatment for craniosynostosis [link to cranio treatment page] , Chiari malformations and epilepsy. [link to epilepsy treatment page]

High-Tech Medical Equipment Gives Your Doctor a Clear Picture

We use the latest advanced imaging equipment for diagnosing pediatric neurological disorders and diseases of the brain and spine available. Some of our imaging technology includes:

  • Computerized Axial Tomography (CAT) scan
  • Diffusion Tensor Imaging (DTI) tractography
  • Electroencephalogram (EEG)
  • Fluoroscopy
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
  • Functional MRI
  • Ultrasound
  • X-ray
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