Eatontown doctor uses new technology to diagnose Attention Deficit Disorders

A doctor at the Attention Center in Eatontown is one of the only doctor's on the east coast using a new technology to diagnose Attention Deficit Disorders.

Doctor Richard Reutter says the Digital Cortical Scan is crucial in diagnosing those who have Attention Deficit-Hyperactivity Disorder or ADHD. He also says the test is crucial in preventing misdiagnoses in patients who do not have ADHD. The test is reportedly accurate 91 percent of the time.

The scan is a form of EEG that requires the patient to wear a cap filled with tiny electrodes. Dr. Reutter says a conductive gel is then used to help pick up brain waves. According to Reutter, individuals with ADHD have a very characteristic abnormality of brain function.

Currently, ADHD is diagnosed through evaluation. Reutter says other doctors are skeptical of this new diagnostic test, but hopes they come around.

Related link:Attention Deficit Disorder Association

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