How are motor evoked potentials (MEPs) recorded?

Updated: Aug 20, 2019
  • Author: Jasvinder Chawla, MD, MBA; Chief Editor: Selim R Benbadis, MD  more...
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Motor evoked potentials (MEPs) usually are recorded with surface electrodes in target muscles. Coaxial needle electrodes can be used for more selective recording, mostly in research studies. Superimposition of 2 or more tracings of reproducible morphology helps to identify the parameters of interest correctly

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