REDI Diagnostics Corp
Radiology Imaging and Interventional Radiology located in Elmwood Park, NJ
If you regularly experience issues with your bladder, heart, or metabolism, an autonomic nervous system test can pinpoint the underlying cause. The radiology and diagnostic imaging specialists at REDI Diagnostics Corp in Elmwood Park, New Jersey, regularly conduct autonomic nervous system scans on adult patients. To schedule an appointment, call the office to speak with a friendly team member or book a consultation online today.
Autonomic Nervous System Test Q&A
What is the autonomic nervous system?
The autonomic nervous system regulates a variety of bodily processes that occur naturally without making a conscious effort. It’s part of the peripheral nervous system and controls functions like heartbeat, blood flow, digestion, and respiratory rate. Additionally, autonomic nerve pathways throughout your body connect your organs to your brainstem and spinal cord.
ANS stands for Autonomic Nervous System Testing.
ANS is a very useful diagnostic test that will enhance the early detection of diabetic complications, including abnormal cardiovascular autonomic function.
Once an abnormality is suspected or confirmed, additional evaluation by the physician with specialized tests is recommended to pinpoint the underlying cause.
What is an autonomic nervous system test?
ANS is a very useful diagnostic test which will enhance the early detection of diabetic complications, including abnormal cardiovascular autonomic function. Sudoscan is a new test cleared by the FDA, which provides an accurate evaluation fo sweat gland function through galvanic skin response. Sudoscan measures the ability of the sweat glands to release chloride ions in response to an electrochemical activation on the soles of the feet, the areas with the highest sweat gland density. It is a dynamic test equivalent to a stress test in cardiology.
What can an autonomic nervous system test detect?
Autonomic nervous system procedures are quite versatile. REDI Diagnostics Corp regularly uses them to diagnose a variety of common health problems, including:
- Potential Cardiac Abnormalities
- Detect plaque in the arteries.
- Diabetes Complications as small Fiber neuropathy
What happens during an autonomic nervous system test?
Autonomic nervous system scans are an outpatient procedure. Before treatment begins, you will be sitting in the chair and your technologist will put a blood pressure cuff and pulse oximeter on you. You will then be asked to put your feet on the galvanic plates. During the test, you will be asked to take a deep breath and stand up a few times. The scan will take about 10-20 minutes.
When will I get the results of my autonomic nervous system test?
The team at REDI Diagnostics Corp prides itself on quick turnaround times. Your primary care physician or specialist receives the results of your autonomic nervous system test within 24 hours of your appointment.
To schedule an autonomic nervous system test at REDI Diagnostics Corp, call the office to speak with a friendly staff member, or book online today.
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