Overview

An electroencephalogram (EEG) is a procedure used to detect problems related to electrical activity of the brain. It tracks and records brain wave patterns. There are small metal discs with thin wires (electrodes) are placed on the scalp, and then send signals to a computer to record the results. EEG is done to diagnose and monitor seizure disorders, sleep disorders and changes in behavior. It is also used to evaluate brain activity after a severe head injury or before a heart or liver transplant.

Patient Preparation

The hair must be clean. Do not put oil, sprays, and conditioner on it.
It is important that your child is sleeping during the procedure. We advise that you deprive the kid from sleeping prior to the procedure.

Procedure

The EEG technician will ask to patient to lie on a bed for her to attach the electrodes on patient’s scalp. The electrodes are connected to an amplifier and to a recording machine. It is ideal to lie still while the procedure is ongoing for a proper recording of the results. Oxygen tank is available for patients who have seizure episodes. The study takes about 30 to 40 minutes.

Risk

There is no known risk.

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