Diagnostic Testing in Princeton and Monroe, NJ
Chronic dizziness is often difficult to treat, simply because the root cause of it is unknown. Diagnostic testing performed by board-certified otolaryngologist Dr. Scott Kay, FACS, in the Central New Jersey area, including the areas of Princeton, Monroe and Plainsboro, can help you determine the reason for your dizziness, enabling you to receive the right treatment.
What is Diagnostic Testing?
Diagnostic testing can refer to one of the many different tests that gauge how effective the vestibular organs of the inner ear are working. A few of the tests that might be performed include:
- Video nystagmography (VNG), which measures the eye movements and can therefore quantify the function of the inner that controls balance.
- Electrocochleography (ECOG), a test that measures electric activity to a sound stimulus within the cochlea, which is the primary hearing organ of the inner ear.
- Caloric study, a test that determines the strength or weakness of the inner ear, involves flushing hot or cold water into the ear to test responses. This is a part of the VNG.
Benefits of Diagnostic Testing
Dizziness can be difficult to treat when the reason for it is unknown. If you suffer from dizziness, you may be nervous about participating in certain activities because you never know where or when it will strike. Diagnostic testing is often needed to determine the cause of dizziness so that it can be treated properly. Knowing your condition is under control can give you peace of mind and help you enjoy a wider range of activities.
How is Diagnostic Testing Performed?
Each test is performed differently. Dr. Kay and his staff will explain your procedure in depth ahead of time to be sure you understand it.
Preparing For Diagnostic Testing
Since each test is administered differently, the steps you must take in order to prepare for yours will vary. You will receive complete instructions prior to your test.
Diagnostic Testing Recovery
Most diagnostic testing requires no downtime and can be completed on an outpatient basis. You will be notified in advance if transportation to or from your appointment or a period of rest is needed afterward.
How Much Does Diagnostic Testing Cost?
The cost of each test also varies, but the good news is that diagnostic testing is typically covered under most insurance plans. For your convenience, we accept cash, personal checks, major credit cards and CareCredit® financing to help you pay any remaining balance.
Is Diagnostic Testing Right for Me?
If you suffer from chronic dizziness and are unable to determine the reason for it, diagnostic testing is essential in order to treat your condition properly.
Why Choose Princeton Otolaryngology Associates for Diagnostic Testing?
As a board certified otolaryngologist, Dr. Scott Kay is very familiar with the tests performed on the ears, nose and throat. As such, he can recommend the right one for your particular circumstances, allowing you to obtain relief sooner.
What to Expect During Your Consultation for Diagnostic Testing
Dr. Kay will ask a series of questions and then perform a thorough examination of your ears, nose, and throat in an attempt to figure out what test is needed. He may want to know things such as where and when symptoms occur and what if anything tends to trigger your dizziness. He will also collect a health history and list of current medications, as this will help him determine if your dizziness is caused by another condition or is a prescription side effect.
Diagnostic testing is often the first step toward complete recovery. Trust Dr. Scott Kay of Princeton Otolaryngology Associates to provide you with the most accurate, up-to-date testing possible. To schedule a consultation, contact their Central New Jersey area office – serving the communities of Princeton, Monroe, Plainsboro and other nearby cities.