Diagnosing and Treating Neuroimmune Diseases in Children

Diagnostic Expertise

Through comprehensive patient histories, physical examinations, detailed neurological examinations, and testing for autoimmune markers in blood and cerebrospinal fluid, our physicians work as a team to consider every diagnosis.

The Pediatric Neuroradiology section of our Pediatric Radiology Department offers a wide range of the latest testing technologies to provide the highest possible image clarity. These technologies include:

  • CT or CAT scan (computed tomography scans)
  • Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)
  • Diffusion tensor imaging
  • Positron emission tomography (PET) scan
  • Magnetic resonance angiogram (MRA) scan
  • MR spectroscopy
  • Diffusion tensor imaging
  • PET molecular imaging
  • Myelogram
  • Ultrasound (sonogram)
  • Neurosonogram

Other tests and procedures available for patients with neuroimmunologic conditions:

  • Cerebral spinal fluid analysis (spinal tap or lumbar puncture)
  • Evoked potentials
  • Electroencephalogram (EEG)
  • Electromyogram (EMG)
  • Magnetoencephalogram (MEG)

Treatment and Support Services

The multidisciplinary neuroimmunology team works with various support services and includes experts in the fields of: