SSEP stands for Somato-Sensory Evoked Potentials.
SSEP tests evaluate the nerve pathway from the peripheral nerve through the spine to the somatosensory region of the brain. (“Somato” means body; “sensory” means the reception and transmission of sense impressions.) SSEP tests are useful in evaluating spinal cord injuries or disease, neuromuscular disease, and demyelinating diseases such as multiple sclerosis and others. SSEP test is a simple test and it involves a series of small stimuli in the median and/or tibial nerves and a recording of the response as it reaches the brain.
VEP stands for Visual Evoked Potentials.
VEP test checks the nerves that go from the eye to the visual cortex. The VEP eye test is used to identify impaired transmission along the optic nerve pathways. VEP eye test is a very simple test and it involves a series of visual stimuli via a television monitor and a recording of the response as it reaches the brain.
BAER stands for Brainstem Auditory Evoked Responses.
BAER tests check the ear and the brain for auditory and brainstem disorders. BAER test is a very simple test and it involves a series of sounds that are heard via a set of headphones and a recording of the response as it reaches the brain.
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