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How much tome to take EEG testing (electroencephalogram)?

How much tome to take EEG testing (electroencephalogram)?

20-40 minutes: Putting the electrodes in place initially takes 20-30 minutes, and then the test proper takes 20-40 minutes after that. Sometimes people will get an "ambulatory eeg, " in which the study goes on for days at a time, but these are much less common. ...Read more

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Dr. Richard Roberts
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Prenatal Screening (Definition)

Prenatal screening is the group of procedures used in pregnancy to look for diseases and genetic mutations in the fetus (baby inside Mom). Screening is usually done as early as practical in the pregnancy. Methods include testing the pregnant woman's blood, scanning the fetus with ultrasound, sampling the amniotic fluid ...Read more


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What doctor inteprets a EEG (electroencephalogram)?

Neurologist: Diagnostic eegs are read by neurologists. Neurosurgeons are trained to read eegs as they relate to lesions to be removed during epilepsy surgery. ...Read more

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Can an EEG (electroencephalogram) detect brain tumors?

Can an EEG (electroencephalogram) detect brain tumors?

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 more

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What is an electroencephalogram (eeg)?

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 more

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Can an EEG show that there is a vestibular dysfunction or is the diagnosis obtained from other more reliable testing?

ENG or VNG: Ear nose and throat doctors, neurologists, and audiologists can do an ENG or VNG for this. An EEG or brain wave test may help but is usually normal. ...Read more

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Grand mal seizure i had one 3/31. Am going through neuro. Testing now: mri, ct, 2 decho, eeg, etc. I now have short-term memory loss & have trouble completing my sentennces. I knlow the word, but can't get it from brain to mouth, & can't remember a

Grand mal seizure i had one 3/31.  Am going through neuro. Testing now:  mri, ct, 2 decho, eeg, etc.  I now have short-term memory loss & have trouble completing my sentennces.  I knlow the word, but can't get it from brain to mouth,  & can't remember  a

Encephalopathy: Our brains change with age. Many factors will contribute to the risk for seizures and memory and speech problems. Your doctors will need to evaluate you thoroughly for metabolic problems, blood pressure problems, risk of stroke, risk of cancer, risk of neuro-degenerative disease, etc. I am sure they will provide the necessary and appropriate treatment to help you stay functional and content. ...Read more

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Can add show up on a eeg?

Can add show up on a eeg?

NO: Add or adhd is neurobehavioral and biochemical disorder and diagnosed clinically. Eeg will not show any features of add.However, egg can rule out conditions such as absence seizures that can present as staring spells. Egg is not needed for diagnosis of add. ...Read more

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Dr. Jeffrey Cohen
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Eeg (Definition)

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 ...Read more


Dr. Richard Roberts
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Prenatal Testing (Definition)

Prenatal testing refers to any tests done during a pregnancy to diagnose a ...Read more