What does it consist of?
The evoked potential test consists of placing electrodes in various parts of the body to evaluate and analyze how the different brain areas react to a stimulus, with the main objective of detecting possible diseases related to the functioning of brain activity (neuronal connections). Next, the patient receives the different stimuli to obtain the corresponding evoked response.
CASES IN WHICH IT IS RECOMMENDED
Who is it for?
Evoked potentials make it possible to analyze how an asymptomatic pathology progresses or improves, or that causes non-specific symptoms in the patient. It is a very useful test to diagnose or determine the evolution of a wide range of pathologies, such as:
- Optic neuritis
- Multiple sclerosis
- Head injuries
- Spinal cord or brain stem injuries
How should you prepare?
This test does not require any specific prior preparation. Your doctor will tell you what type of evoked potential will be applied to you based on your state of health and symptoms.