Multiprocessing computer system for sensory evoked potentials and EEG spectral analysis for clinical neurophysiology laboratory

J. D. Steben, Leopold Streletz, R. G. Fariello

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A general-purpose minicomputer has been adapted and interfaced for the averaging and analysis of clinical evoked potentials and for compressed spectral arrays (CSA) of the routine EEG. In the first 2 years of operation, over 1,000 routine clinical studies of visual evoked potentials (VEP) and brainstem auditory evoked potentials (BAEP) have been performed with it, as well as over 100 CSAs and a variety of special and research studies. The CSA modality gives comparative frequency-domain pictures of left and right hemisphere power. An attached graphics terminal gives a live cumulative display of the EP and CSA. In addition, the system has automated and comprehensive physician-interactive graphics analysis and report generation capabilities. The reports are finalized versions used in the patient's chart, minimizing clerical efforts.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)347-363
Number of pages17
JournalJournal of Medical Systems
Issue number5-6
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1985
Externally publishedYes


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biophysics

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