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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience Neurology
FAIRLY ACCURATE: Eeg recorded over the scalp can help confirm or disconfirm seizure activity. Sometimes, an eeg needs to be continuous, either ambulatory over a few d ... Read More
Dr. Olav Jaren
18 years experience Neurology
Utility of the EEG: An EEG measures the brain waves. If one is obtained during a seizure, they are diagnostic for seizure. This is much better than seeing a seizure wit ... Read More

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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience Neurology
Brain activity: Eeg is a test of physiological function, and records brain electical activity (like electrocardiogram for heart). It is used to check for seizure act ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Julian Bragg
16 years experience Neurology
Electrical recording: In the same way an ekg measures electrical activity from the heart, an EEG measures activity from the brain. Electrodes are placed on the scalp and t ... Read More
Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience Neurology
Records brain: Electrical activity occurs thruout the body, and like an electrocardiogram recording heart activity, small discs are taped to specific areas of the sc ... Read More
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Dr. Jeffrey Cohen
33 years experience Neurology
Captures brain waves: Scalp electrodes are placed on designated brain areas. They are connected to amplifiers and to computers, which records brain electrical activity, fo ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience Neurology
VAGUELY ACCURATE: An EEG is a recording of brain electrical activity taken over the scalp, over about 45 minutes. This brief period may completely miss many paroxysmal ... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
No: Hello. An eeg is not designed to pick up attention deficit disorder or attention deficit disorder with hyperactivity.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Julian Bragg
16 years experience Neurology
Electrical activity: Eeg measures the electrical activity of nerves in the brain, most prominently the postsynaptic potentials generated by neurons at the top of the gyri ... Read More
A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Julian Bragg
16 years experience Neurology
Brain activity: In the same way an ekg measures electrical activity from the heart, an EEG measures activity from the brain. Electrodes are placed on the scalp and t ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Olav Jaren
18 years experience Neurology
Uses of an EEG: An EEG is normally used to help determine the cause and likelihood of a person to have a seizure. In the hospital, the EEG is sometimes used to hel ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregg Albers
40 years experience Addiction Medicine
EEG: Measures the electrical activity of the brain. Various drugs when taken in larger does can cause changes in a patient's eeg. Usual doses of nicotine ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Julian Bragg
16 years experience Neurology
About an hour : A routine eeg takes half an hour, but there is additional time needed to put on and take down the electrodes. That being said, sometimes we will run s ... Read More

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