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what is an electroencephalogram (eeg)?

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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 scalp, and recording the electrical activity emitted by the brain and recorded by tracing the waves onto recording paper.
Answered on Sep 28, 2016
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Dr. Jeffrey Cohen
33 years experience Neurology
Tests brain activity: A noninvasive, painless exam where electrodes are placed on scalp and electrical activity is recorded via computer. Patient usually sits in a chair, or lays on a stretcher. Indications include seizures and other causes of brain dysfunction. May be used to both diagnose and monitor a seizure disorder.
Answered on Dec 30, 2018
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Dr. Albert C. Cuetter
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30 minutes: It all depend the purpose of the eeg. A conventional eeg here at texas tech is 40 minutes; in many cases a series of eegs at different hours of the da ... Read More
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Dr. William Singer
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EEG result: The result of your eeg should be sent to your family doctor and neurologist. Contact them.
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