The brain controls the entire the nervous system, and holds our mind, personality, memories, hopes and emotions. This is why any brain injury or illness requires immediate treatment by highly experienced physicians.
At the Bangkok Neuroscience Center, a multidisciplinary team of board-certified neurologists and neurosurgeons with numerous subspecialties is on hand round-the-clock to diagnose and treat a wide range of neurological disorders utilizing state-of-the-art diagnostic technologies and breakthrough treatment therapies.
Here at the center, close collaboration among the hospital’s specialists in stroke care, epilepsy, movement disorders, pediatric neurology and neurosurgery, psychiatry and psychology, pain management, sleep disorders, and physical medicine and rehabilitation, supported by our paramedical, neurological nursing and rehabilitation teams, allows us to provide comprehensive integrated out-patient and in-patient care for neurological disorders.
At the Bangkok Neuroscience Center, we been entrusted with the care of the most extraordinary and complex creation in the universe: the human brain.
State-of-the-Art Neuroimaging Technology
Neuroimaging is a relatively new discipline in the field of neuroscience. The center has always been at the forefront of technological developments and encompasses the full range of advanced tools and procedures, while our Neurodiagnostic Unit provides technical support and vital information to clinicians for all diagnostic procedures, including:
- Computerized Tomography (CT). A CT scan combines a series of X-ray views taken from many different angles to produce cross-sectional images of the bones and soft tissues inside the body, and is an especially valuable tool when a patient may have internal injuries from a car accident or other trauma that require immediate examination.
- Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI/MRA/MRV). Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of the head uses a magnetic field and pulses of radio wave energy to take pictures of the head, in many cases providing information that cannot be seen on an X-ray, ultrasound or computed tomography (CT) scan. MRA and MRV examinations are similar to an MRI, but focus exclusively on the blood vessels in the head and neck area. The center offers its patients the latest and most advanced MRI to date, the 3.0 Tesla.
- Angiography – Four Vessel Angiogram. An angiogram of the head and neck is an X-ray test utilizing a special dye and camera in a process called fluoroscopy to take pictures of the blood flow in that region of the body. An angiogram of the neck (carotid angiogram) can be used to look at the large arteries that lead to the brain, and an angiogram of the head (cerebral angiogram) can be used to look at the veins or the four arteries carrying blood to the brain – this is known as a four-vessel angiogram.
- Ultrasonography – Transcranial Doppler (TCD). TCD is a quick and non-invasive ultrasound test used to examine blood circulation in the brain, and is often used in conjunction with other tests such as MRI, MRA and CT.
Clinical neurophysiology is a medical specialty that studies the central and peripheral nervous systems through the recording of bioelectrical activity to diagnose neurological disorders. Patients at the center have access to state-of-the-art diagnostic tools utilized by major medical institutions around the world, including:
- Electromyography and Nerve Conduction Studies. These diagnostic tests of the peripheral nervous system are especially useful in evaluating diseases of the muscles, nerves and nerve roots.
- Electroencephalography. These brain wave tests allow the specialist to evaluate seizures and other abnormalities of the central nervous system.
- Evoked Potentials. This test aids in the evaluation of specific tracts of the central and peripheral nervous system.
The Sleep Lab
Excessive daytime sleepiness, irregular breathing or increased movement during sleep, difficulty sleeping and abnormal sleep behaviors are all signs of a sleep disorder, and can affect overall health, safety and quality of life.
The Sleep Lab at the center utilizes polysomnography (PSG) to study sleep behavior. The lab is equipped to diagnose a wide range of disorders, including possible causes of narcolepsy, uncontrollable leg movement and apnea, and the number of patients who have come to us for this diagnostic procedure has steadily increased over the years.
The Primary Stroke Center
Strokes are the leading cause of adult disability worldwide, and the second leading cause of death, often having devastating effects on both patients and their families. For this reason, Bangkok Hospital established a set of programs to reduce the recurrence of stroke among patients and provide a higher level of support for their families through training and support materials that were created in accordance with the standards set forth by the Primary Stroke Center, a Joint Commission International Disease-Specific certified facility, and the only one of its kind in Thailand.
Bangkok Neuroscience Center
For more information about the Bangkok Neuroscience Center and to make an appointment with a specialist, please call 1719 or visit us online at www.bangkokhospital.com.
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