"Pictorial Report Form for Nerve Conduction Studies ROGER A BRUMBACK MD GARY M BAUNE BA DAVID W ROBERTS BS and R DENNIS STATON PhD MD Once a nerve conduction study is complet"
Pictorial Report Form for Nerve Conduction Studies ROGER A. BRUMBACK, MD, GARY M. BAUNE, BA, DAVID W. ROBERTS, BS, and R. DENNIS STATON, PhD, MD Once a nerve conduction study is completed, the latencies, electrode distances, potential amplitudes, results must be communicated. Typical reports of and calculated conduction velocities, followed by an nerve conduction studies contain tabular listings of interpretation. This method of reporting is often un- NERVE CONDUCTION STUDY [ ] LEFT UPPER EXTREMITY [ ] RIGHT RECORDING ELECTRODE STIMULATING ELECTRODE Fig 1a. Pictorial chart for representation of data from nerve conduction studies: upper extremity. Mr. Brumback is Neurologist, Veterans Administration, Medical satisfactory because the relationship of the data to and Regional Office Center, Fargo, ND 58102 (USA). anatomy is often unclear to clinicians. In addition, Mr. Baune is Biomedical Illustrator, Veterans Administration, changes occurring on follow-up study are difficult for Medical and Regional Office Center, Fargo. Mr. Roberts is Chief, Biomedical Media Services, Veterans Ad- the referring clinician to understand. ministration, Medical and Regional Office Center, Fargo. Mr. Staton is Staff Physician, Veterans Administration, Medical We developed a pictorial representation of the data and Regional Office Center, Fargo. This article was submitted May 7, 1981, and accepted May 26, from nerve conduction studies. Figures la and lb 1981. show the form used for reporting the common nerve Volume 61 / Number 10, October 1981 1457 Fig 1b. Pictorial chart for representation of data from nerve conduction studies: lower extremity. conduction studies of upper and lower extremities. more clearly the results. Moreover, since introducing This format has been well received by nonelectro- this form, we have found a more informed use of myographers, who believe they are able to understand nerve conduction studies. 1458 PHYSICAL THERAPY