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Table 3 Investigations Pre MDC

From: Patient journey to a specialist amyotrophic lateral sclerosis multidisciplinary clinic: an exploratory study

Investigation/Treatment Number
Neurophysiology (EMG & NCS) 45
Radiology/Imaging (MRI/CT/X-ray/Video fluoroscopy/Neuroimaging) 32
Admission/Contact to hospital 16
Bloods (incl. genetic test and thyroid level) 13
Treatment 10
Got opinion or referred to another speciality 8
Neurological evaluation/cognitive assessment 7
Lumbar puncture 6
Clinical exam 6
Specific tests/investigations 2
Surgery 1
Other 22
Total 168
Total patients 35
Average investigations/treatments pre MDC 4.80
  1. *EMG = Electromyography, NCS = Nerve Conduction Studies, MRI = Magnetic Resonance Imaging, CT = Computed Tomography