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Diagnostic Testing

UW Health's pain specialists in Madison, Wisconsin, design and implement special tests to help determine a diagnosis and treatment plan for patients in the pain management program. 
 
Available diagnostic tests include:
  • Radiology: Patients have access to the full array of imaging services offered by UW Health, including plain X-ray, CT scan, MRI, ultrasound, nuclear medicine, and others.

  • Electrodiagnostics including:
    • Electromyography (EMG) nerve conduction studies and neuromuscular junction testing can help diagnose and monitor many diseases of the nervous system and muscles 
    • Quantitative sensory testing (QST), a newer procedure for monitoring changes in sensory function, is also available

  • Autonomic testing for patients with suspected dysfunctions of the autonomic nervous system, including:
    • Tilt-table testing to evaluate control of blood pressure and pulse
    • Sympathetic skin response testing to evaluate sympathetic nervous function in the limbs

  • Image-guided diagnostic injections: Our skilled interventionists perform precise diagnostic injections of nerves, joints and spinal structures to help localize the causes of pain.