Electromyography (EMG) and Nerve Conduction Velocity (NCV)
Research & Innovation
Our EMG laboratory at Children’s Hospital Boston is just for kids. That means that all of our physicians and technologists are experienced in working with children, making them as comfortable as possible during what can otherwise seem like a scary test. Our lab is staffed by neurologists in our Neuromuscular Program.
Founded it 1979, our EMG lab continues to offer the most sophisticated testing possible for our young patients. One of our special capabilities is single-fiber EMG, a specific test that’s useful for diagnosing myasthenia gravis but that’s rarely performed by pediatric specialists.
|Zebrafish muscles do some heavy lifting|
A feature on the Children’s Genetics website explores how tiny freshwater fish are helping researchers develop new therapies for neuromuscular diseases.