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In collaboration with Memorial Medical Center, SIU providers have full access to the most advanced technology for the diagnosis and treatment of neurological diseases and conditions.


Neurosurgeons at SIU use a multitude of advanced technologies and treatments, including:
• Stealth station surgical navigation system (image-guided surgery) to pinpoint tumors
• Functional brain and spinal cord mapping
• Intra-operative o-arm surgical imaging system
• Stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS)
• State-of-the-art microscopes for microsurgical techniques (including 3-D video technology)
• Minimally invasive surgery for spine and brain disorders
• Vagal nerve stimulation (VNS) for epilepsy and depression
• Microelectrode-guided deep brain stimulation for Parkinson’s disease, essential tremor and other movement disorders
• Laser treatment for tumors
• Fluorescence technology, which isolates tumors or aneurysms by injecting dye that turns a specific color


Surgeons and physicians provide patients with the most accurate diagnosis possible through cutting-edge medical imaging. Imaging used at the Neuroscience Institute at SIU includes:
• 3T wide bore MRI
• 128-slice low-dose CT
• 64-channel dual tube CT scanner with perfusion software
• Carotid duplex and transcranial ultrasound
• Skeletal radiography
• C-arm fluoroscopy suite for injection therapy

Neurophysiology Lab

These electroneurodiagnostic services offered by SIU and Memorial Medical Center help providers effectively diagnose and manage many neurological disorders:
• Nerve conduction study
• Needle electromyography (EMG)
• Single fiber EMG
• Electroencephalography (EEG)
• Ambulatory EEG
• Video-EEG
• Wada testing
• Electrocorticography
• Depth electrodes
• 6-bed inpatient epilepsy monitoring unit
• Intra-operative sensory
• Motor neurophysiologic monitoring

The Treatment-Resistant Disorders Clinic

The Treatment-Resistant Disorders Clinic provides evaluation and treatment planning for patients with a range of mood, anxiety and other psychiatric conditions that have not responded to standard treatment. As part of this clinic, faculty and staff provide various neuromodulatory treatments, including:
• Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) for depression
• Vagal nerve stimulation (VNS) for depression
• Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) for mood and psychotic disorders
• Deep brain stimulation (DBS) for obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)

Neurointerventional Radiology and Stereotactic Radiosurgery

The neurointerventional radiology suite at Memorial Medical Center features state-of-theart technology and tools that treat neurological disorders from inside the blood vessels. This minimally invasive technique effectively treats conditions such as stroke, aneurysms, vascular stenosis, tumors and malformations. Stereotactic radiosurgery is a non-invasive surgery that uses computer-guided radiation to treat brain and spinal tumors, vascular malformations and chronic pain. This technology is located at Memorial Medical Center.