An electroencephalogram (EEG) is a test that measures and records the electrical activity of your brain. Special sensors or electrodes are attached to your head and connected to a computer to be monitored. The computer records your brain's electrical activity. An EEG is safe and painless. The electrical activity of your brain is recorded, but no electrical current put into your body.
An EEG helps to evaluate patients with seizure activity. It also is used as a screening tool for patients experiencing frequent headaches, dizzy spells, fainting, loss of consciousness, or changes in a person's mental status, such as confusion.
EEGs are performed at the Diagnostic Sleep Institute on the PCMH Campus for patients 15 and older. This test is performed in a quiet, comfortable atmosphere. Appointments are required. This can be set up by a nurse or the patient.
Diagnostic Sleep Institute
573-547-2530 ext. 3355
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