Neurodiagnostic Technology

Distance Learning NDT Certificate Program

Christine Scott, Laboure alumnaThe 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.

Accreditation

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.


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