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Not sure.: If you had sleep deprivation, photic stimulation and hyperventilation those might have played a part. If you were laying down for a prolonged period you might have had some acid reflux or a muscular tension type headache. Certainly wans't related to the eeg itself as it only records electrical signals. ...Read more
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. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Any: Any physician can order an eeg, which monitors the electrical activity in the brain, typically to look for signs of seizure. That being said, a neurologist is the type of physician trained to interpret an eeg, so no matter who orders the test, a neurologist's involvement is crucial to interpreting the results. ...Read more
No: Eeg can show presence of seizure brain wave activity.These seizure brain activity can be caused by different conditions such as metabolic abnormality, lack of blood supply to brain cells, medication, epilepsy, brain tumor related, etc. It analyzes the brain "function" not the anatomy thus it can't detect brain tumor specifically. Mri needs to be done to detect brain tumors. Discuss with your md. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Hi, i want to know about the EEG test. Hi, i want to know about the EEG test.
1 . Is there 3 steps to the test?
2. How long does each step of test last?
An : An eeg test or electroencephalogram is an electrical test. Often called a brainwave test it is similar to an electrocardiogram of the heart. It involves placing numerous electrodes on the scalp and recording electrical activity generated by your brain. The newer recording devices are computerized and have made the recordings faster. In the old days a series of recordings were made sampling activity from one set of electrodes compared to electrodes on the opposite side of the scalp using multiple combinations of electrodes. This is now done via computer. There is a portion of the test that measures the response of the brain waves to hyperventilation(heavy breathing) and a third part looks at the brain's response to strobe light flashing at different frequencies. Depending on what your doctor is suspecting she may request that you stay up late the night before and skip coffee to enable you to sleep during the test. Sometimes the test is done in the fasting state but not usually. An ordinary waking eeg usually takes about a half an hour. If a sleep study is requested. It will be longer. Occasionally 24 hour monitoring may be requested. This is done with video monitoring in the hospital if epilepsy is a question. Occasionally the patient is hooked up and allowed to go home with the electrodes and a recording device that stay on for a day. There is no discomfort associated with the test. ...Read more
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