Welcome to EMG Whiz, the first interactive simulator designed to teach and assess electrodiagnostic problem-solving skills!
EMG Whiz is a case-based training module that lets you work through the step-by-step process of diagnosing disorders of the peripheral nervous system using EMG data, just as you would with a real patient.
Develop and Test Your Own Hypothesis
EMG Whiz lets you pick which nerves and muscles to study, and only gives you the results you request. Do your best to focus the study based on your differential diagnosis, but be prepared to change the plan if you find something unexpected.
Flexible and Powerful
With EMG Whiz, you can choose to perform over 100 conventional nerve conduction studies, including sensory and motor responses, mixed nerve studies, F-responses, H-reflexes, blink reflexes, and repetitive stimulation responses. You can also use needle EMG to sample your choice of over 130 different muscles.
Customizable Cheat Sheets
If you get stuck, you can easily access a table of normal nerve conduction study values and a table of muscles with their innervations. With one click, you can sort the muscles by root, trunk, cord, or nerve.
Once you are satisfied that you have enough information, select the diagnosis or diagnoses that you believe to be correct. EMG Whiz will then analyze your methods and your conclusions and give you in-depth feedback about the following questions:
1. Did you reach the correct diagnosis or diagnoses?
2. Did you do the appropriate electrodiagnostic studies to rule in this diagnosis?
3. Did you do the appropriate electrodiagnostic studies to rule out everything else in the differential diagnosis?
Never the Same Case Twice
Every time you do a case, EMG Whiz generates a new set of nerve conduction values for both normal and abnormal nerves. Even if you pick a case you have done before, it will look different. Even the history changes!
Please contact me if you would like a free trial.
Zach London, MD
University of Michigan Dept. of Neurology