To a patient, it can be debilitating when their muscles feel sore or weak, especially if they can’t determine the cause. Fortunately, an electromyography test, or EMG, can help provide the answers they seek. According to Johns Hopkins Medicine, an EMG:
“Measures muscle response or electrical activity in response to a nerve’s stimulation of the muscle. The test is used to help detect neuromuscular abnormalities. During the test, one or more small needles (also called electrodes) are inserted through the skin into the muscle. The electrical activity picked up by the electrodes is then displayed on an oscilloscope (a monitor that displays electrical activity in the form of waves). An audio-amplifier is used so the activity can be heard. EMG measures the electrical activity of muscle during rest, slight contraction and forceful contraction.”
If those tests detect any issues, then the patient may be diagnosed with a neuromuscular disorder.
Luckily, you’ve come to the right place. At MFI Medical we carry an extensive selection of EMG systems and supplies, making it easy for neurologists to find the system that’s right for their practice in addition to all the supplies and accessories necessary to make sure they’re getting the most accurate results possible.
Our team of experts has come together and determined the five best EMG systems to help make your shopping experience a piece of cake. We even highlighted some of the best-selling supplies and accessories to help you get the most out of your EMG system.
1) Cadwell Sierra II Wedge EMG System
The Sierra II Wedge is one of the most innovative neurodiagnostic instruments on the market today. Extremely portable, the Sierra II Wedge features a base unit that weighs just 6 lbs and is available as either a 2 or 4-channel design with an amplifier that is incredibly quiet. Each unit features a fast recovery design that reduces shock artifact and produces results quickly. It also includes a Dell E5540 laptop with an Intel i5 processor, 500 GB hard drive, and 8 GB RAM along with optional auditory, visual, and electrical evoked potential stimuli capabilities to expand the functionality even further. MFI Medical offers certified pre-owned models with a full one year warranty. Plus, MFI Medical’s team of expert engineers have certified that each and every Sierra II Wedge we sell meets proper operating specifications and will arrive at your door in excellent condition, so you can shop for your next EMG system with the confidence that you’re getting nothing but the best available units.
2) Nicolet EDX EMG/NCS/EP/IOM System
Powered by your choice of Viking or Synergy software, the Nicolet EDX EMG/NCS/EP/IOM System is an industry-leading electrodiagnostic system that is capable of measuring nerve and muscle function, in addition to providing intraoperative monitoring for the operating room. This innovative hardware/software platform combines clinical workflow with a user interface to reduce artifacts, reduce operator errors, and improve ease of use. As such this Nicolet system provides the highest-quality electrodiagnostic studies for routine examinations, but also for challenging cases in difficult clinical environments such as the operating room for IOM studies. Plus, with this top-of-the-line system, you can take advantage of a plethora of beneficial features like customizable reports, online reports for immediate access to all results, automation of test procedures, flexible data control, automatic markers, and more.
3) TECA Synergy N2 EMG Machine
Perfect for saving you time and optimizing patient results, the TECA Synergy N2 EMG Machine is ideally suited for use in your clinic or for travelling between sites. Weighing just 10 lbs, the N2 is extremely portable and each unit plugs straight into a notebook-PC for EMG. Designed for 2-channel testing capability, this state-of-the-art machine also features longer LivePlay, giving you 360 seconds on the 2 channels of EMG.Each unit comes with NCS, routine EMG, SEP, and Microsoft Word reporting software.
4) Xltek NeuroMax 1002 EMG
Designed with a lightweight, “ruggedized” chassis without any electromechanical moving parts, the Xltek NeuroMax 1002 EMG is one of the most durable EMG devices available today. Certified by MFI’s team of skilled engineers, the NeuroMax 1002 is designed to focus on signal quality and clinical efficiency. Featuring SSAR (Smart Shock Artifact Rejection), this top-tier EMG delivers clean, stable EMG baselines and also ensures instantaneous recovery from stimulus artifact in a stimulated test subject. Each unit is even capable of saving data to a fully customizable report, which you can print on a standard printer or transfer via USB for further analysis, making it much easier to store and organize patient data.
5) Nicolet Viking Quest EMG
The Nicolet Viking Quest EMG can be entirely customized to meet your specific needs. Featuring automated study and an anatomy database, this first-rate EMG is extremely efficient and helps optimize patient results. Also sporting the V-Link component of VIASYS Data Exchange System (VDEX), with a Viking Quest EMG you can seamlessly communicate with your hospital or clinic information system, reducing the potential for error through manual data entry. Since it’s easy to operate, this EMG system gives you real bang for your buck.
EMG Supplies and Accessories
At MFI Medical, the list doesn’t stop with the best EMG Systems available, we also carry a wide range of EMG EP supplies to make sure you’re getting the most out of your system. With first-rate accessories like the Weaver Ten20 Conductive Paste, Weaver Nuprep Skin Prep Gel, Parker Spectra 360 Electrode Gel, Technomed Disposable Monopolar EMG Needle Electrodes, and MFI Medical Reusable EMG Ground Electrodes, we carry everything you need, and more, to ensure your EMG is operating at peak efficiency.
Now that you know a little bit more about the best available EMG systems and their benefits, you’re ready to invest in one of the top-quality models available at MFI today. Visit our specials page to take advantage of current promotions or contact one of our industry experts at (800) 633-1558 if you have any further questions.
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