ANA performs routine and long-term outpatient EEGs. Our experienced, skilled team of epileptologists includes multiple board-certified EEG specialists.
Electroencephalography, or EEG, monitors the brain’s electrical activity through the skull to help diagnose epilepsy and other disorders that affect the brain’s activity. This painless, risk-free test is performed by a certified EEG technician and interpreted by a board-certified epileptologist.
Routine EEGs last about an hour. The patient usually reclines in a chair or on a bed during the test. A series of cup-like electrodes are attached to the scalp with a special conducting paste. The electrodes are attached to wires (also called leads) that carry the brain’s electrical signals to a machine. Changes in brain wave patterns are transmitted to the computer via the EEG machine.
The doctor may order a long-term (also called ambulatory) EEG test. During this test, the patient takes the EEG equipment home with them for long-term monitoring. During an initial office visit, the electrodes are applied to the scalp and wired to the EEG monitoring equipment. After 1-3 days, the patient returns to the office for the electrodes to be removed.