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What is an eeg

A 50-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 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Albert Pizzo
59 years experience Family Medicine
EEG: An EEG is a test that records the various brain waves emitted from the brain. The test is done by placing tiny electrodes all around the head and sca ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Julian Bragg
16 years experience Neurology
Structure/function: An MRI looks at the structure of the body by using magnetic fields. You lie quietly on a table inside a donut-shaped magnet. Sometimes IV contrast i ... Read More
A 47-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 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
EEG vs polysomnogram: The polysomnogram will check oxygen level, brain activity, breathing, movements, it will also film you. It is more comprehensive that an eeg.
A 44-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
A 49-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
A 33-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 44-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 50-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

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