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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 with our eyes. The EEG is also helpful for monitoring brain activity during sleep and alertness, coma and confusion. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Electroencephalogram: An electroencephaolgram (eeg) is a test that uses wires on the scalp to measure electrical activity produced by the brain. It is used to assess cerebral activity, and can be very helpful in the diagnosis and treatment of seizures as well as other brain disorders. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Captures brain waves: Scalp electrodes are placed on designated brain areas. They are connected to amplifiers and to computers, which records brain electrical activity, for a minimum of 20 minutes. Information is filtered and displayed on a computer screen. It is interpreted by a neurologist. Different brain waves may be abnormal or normal. Eeg may be used to detect seizures, or other non-seizure abnormalities. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Records brain: Electrical activity occurs thruout the body, and like an electrocardiogram recording heart activity, small discs are taped to specific areas of the scalp, and pickup underlying electrical impulses from brain activity. The rhythms vary during sleep and waking, and are compared to normal expectations. Diffuse slowing may correlate with diffuse problems, and paroxysmal activity may indicate seizure. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 activity, to evaluate various headache issues, to check patients with memory loss, evaluated folks with brain infections, and also confirm brain death. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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