QEEG/swLORETA Assessment

A Message About the COVID-19 Crisis:
During this time of heightened precaution due to COVID-19, your safety and wellness is our primary concern. In addition to CDC guidelines, we have implemented measures to sterilize the equipment and room environment. Masks are required and a surgical mask will be provided to you if you need one. QEEG recording currently necessitates certain equipment that is only available to trained practitioners. If you are unable to travel to our Chicago location, we can help you find a local QEEG practitioner in your area to do the recording and have the data file sent to us.

The NCRI offers comprehensive QEEG/swLORETA assessment and clinical report which provides a rich and compelling set of recommendations. Using swLORETA neuroimaging provides the necessary medical knowledge for helping a patient with ME/CFS obtain his disability status (read article). This state-of-the-art approach allows us to identify brain networks that are outside a normal range as compared to a normative database (similar to a blood-test that identifies constituents that are above and below normal). When dysregulation in a particular network is linked to the symptoms, those brain areas may be targets for treatment. For example, EEG biofeedback is a treatment aimed at reinforcing stability and efficiency within the network. This clinical efficacy of this approach is further enhanced by tailoring the treatment for each individual according to symptom checklist.

We provide assessments for patients with ME/CFS, fibromyalgia, migraine syndrome, dysautonomia, multiple sclerosis, etc. Here is a complete list of conditions we assess. We will need a good history from the client, which is often just the most recent medical records. An assessment typically consists of the following:

Scheduling an Appointment

Scheduling an appointment depends on the referral question and complexity of your case. Prior to the testing, we just need to clarify the reason for the assessment and provide you with instructions for what will happen on the day of the appointment and afterward. If you are interested in scheduling an appointment, send us a message via our Contact us form.

We will need to see your relevant medical records dating back as many years as possible, approximately 2 years prior to your neurological diagnosis. Your records will allow us to:

  • understand professional interpretation of your results.
  • know how your neurological disorder was diagnosed—very important.
  • gather insights from your most recent blood tests and lab work.
  • combine findings with other imaging, such as X-rays, CT scans, fMRI results, etc., please obtain those and bring them to us on your first visit.

Please make sure these records include the diagnosis of the particular neurological problem you have. If you need to order the records from your provider(s), please do so soon enough that the providers have time to send them to you. This process of getting your records may take up to 2 months. We will schedule your appointment after you receive these records.

Intake/Clinical Interview and QEEG Recording Session (approx. 2 hours)

On your initial visit, an intake/clinical interview is conducted to further clarify details of relevant history and your current symptoms. This interview will take place on the same day immediately prior to testing. The EEG recording will be take place over a 10-minute period.  Cap preparation time generally takes about 25 minutes. To download our sample clinical report, click the button below:

 

You will receive the qEEG/swLORETA clinical report via email within 7 to 10 business days. This report documents the reason for evaluation, patient history and background, summary and detailed analytic results, brain maps and connectivity diagrams, diagnostic impressions, and neurofeedback recommendations. The length and detail of a report varies depending on the referral question, testing objectives, and complexity of the assessment.

qEEG is not intended to provide a stand-alone diagnostic and no signal test yields all the information necessary for a clinician to render a diagnosis. Our report therefore integrates all sources of information with the qEEG results, including patient history, lab work, neuroimaging tests, neuropsychological tests, cardiac ultrasound, treadmill stress test, nuclear testing, and other relevant clinical data.

What Others are Saying

Convincing Evidence!

After the hearing, the judge requested 2 health care professionals affiliated with the Social Security Administration to review all evidence. They both were in agreement and referenced your qEEG report in their opinions. The judge then ruled in favor of our case. Thank you so much!

Becca

Awesome Report!

The qEEG results really helped strengthen my disability case. They certainly validate the brain abnormalities are physiological. Thank you!

Chris

Deeply Grateful!

I am so deeply thankful for all your time, expertise and diligence. I truly appreciate it! You are the experts and pioneers at the forefront of this scientific/medical field!

Andre

We won our case!

The judge ruled in our favor for disability benefits for my husband, citing the qEEG report as part of the documented evidence being considered. 🙂 Thanks so much!

Kim

Hope for healing!

Thank you for all of the valuable insights so compassionately shared with me. It gives me peace to know the origins of my symptoms, as well as hope for healing.

Heather

SSDI Approved!

My SSDI has been approved! Many thanks for your continued support. This is a big relief and should help ensure the continuation of my long term disability benefits.

Marvin