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Evaluating Each Patient

The symptoms caused by neuromuscular diseases can be caused by any number of illnesses. Making an accurate diagnosis is the first step in assembling the most appropriate plan of care for each patient. NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell doctors work with the hospital's expert radiologists and pathologists and order only those tests with the greatest benefit for each patient. 

Available tests include:

  • Physical and neurologic examination
  • Blood testing
  • Spinal tap
  • Imaging studies such as magnetic resonance imaging and x-rays; NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell has particularly strong neuro-imaging capabilities
  • Electrodiagnostic studies, including electromyography (which measures the electrical activity in muscles), nerve conduction studies (which measure how well signals travel through nerves), and Q-SWEAT (which measures the ability of autonomic nerves to induce sweating)
  • Skin and/or muscle biopsies

Neuromuscular Center 1305 York Avenue, 2nd Floor New York, NY 10021


520 East 70th Street
Starr Pavilion, 607
New York, NY 10021 Phone: (646) 962-3202