A 21-year-old member asked:
what is an electroencephalogram (eeg)?
2 doctor answers
Dr. Albert Pizzo answered
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
Dr. Jeffrey Cohen answered
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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