Diagnostic Testing

According to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, there is no single diagnostic test available to identify or rule out MS.

Several tests and procedures are commonly used, depending on the individual patient, including: 

  • Medical history: An overall view of the individual's health picture, including symptoms and when they began.
  • Neurological examination: Reflexes, balance, strength, coordination, vision and sensation.
     
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI): a noninvasive diagnostic tool used to identify and treat various medical conditions. These exams provide unparalleled views of internal body structures including the organs, soft tissues and bone, which cannot be seen using conventional X-rays or CT scans.
     
  • Spinal tap: Checks the spinal fluid for certain forms of inflammation. 
     
  • Visual evoked potentials: Tests that measure how quickly and accurately a person’s visual system responds to stimulation.

 

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Events

Men's Health Fair & Car Show

Join us on Sunday, September 21, from 9:00am-1:00pm for our combined FREE health screenings and classic car show.
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Register Now for HopeWalks on Sept. 28

Registration is open for the 5th Annual HopeWalks on Sunday, Sept. 28, to benefit the patients at the Vernon Cancer Center.
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"Top Doctors"

Boston Magazine featured Newton-Wellesley Hospital in their annual “Top Doctors” issue as a top community hospital outside of Boston.
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US News and World Report

US News and World Report has ranked Newton-Wellesley Hospital 16th in Massachusetts.
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