How Somatosensory Evoked Potential Helps

Somatosensory Evoked Potential

Somatosensory Evoked Potentials (SSEP) evaluate nerve pathways responsible for feeling touch and pressure. SSEP can be used for a number of applications, including:


  • stimulation of muscles in the leg to assist with improving gait
  • evaluation of spinal cord integrity after injury
  • assessment of vascular flow to the brain
  • stimulation of the tongue to effect the pons
  • stimulation of nerves in the face to treat headaches


SSEP testing involves electro-stimulation of a series nerves, recording of the nerves’ performance as they travel to the brain. SSEP testing is standard practice for intraoperative neuromonitoring during thoracic, vascular, cervical and brain surgeries, among other types of procedures.

At Broadview, our experienced team offer the utmost quality in our intraoperative neuromonitoring services. To find out more, call us today at 613-728-2929 or book an appointment online.

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