The most important aspect of my education at Labouré College was the personal attention, support and encouragement I received every step of the way that afforded me the confidence to become successful. With a combination of high-quality theoretical classes and hands-on clinical experience, the Neurodiagnostic program at Labouré allowed me to learn and grow at such a level that I began working in the field less than a year into training and became the Chief Technologist at one of Boston’s finest hospitals just 4 years after graduation.
I am very grateful for my experience at Laboure because it provided
me the opportunity to break into an exciting field and become a valued
member of a health care team.
- Christine Scott ‘09, MGH
A Neurodiagnostic Technologist (NDT) monitors on-going electrical
activity of the brain, spinal cord and peripheral nervous system. A
NDT technologist may perform a variety of procedures while working
closely with patients, doctors and other members of the health care
team. These procedures include: electroencephalograms (EEG), evoked
potentials (EP), polysomnograms PSG or sleep studies), nerve conduction
studies (NCS), and long term monitoring all of which may aid in the
diagnosis and treatment of neurological problems ranging from common
headaches, head and spinal injuries as sometimes seen in athletes,
seizures, sleep disorders, strokes and unexplained comas. ND
technologists work in hospitals, clinics and doctors offices. More
experienced technologists may work in the operating room. With the
continued rapid advances in technology some technologists also find
challenging positions in the world of research, as well as within the
medical instrument industry.
Students completing this program are expected to take the national EEG credentialing examination administered by the American Board of Registration of Electroencephalographic and Evoked Potential Technologists (ABRET) www.abret.org.
The program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) in cooperation with the Committee on Accreditation for Education in Electroneurodiagnostic Technology. There is a continuous need for well-educated neurodiagnostic technologists. According to ASET, the demand grows as new labs open and existing labs expand. Further information about the profession is available through the American Society of Electroneurodiagnostic Technology www.aset.org.