An EEG (electroencephalogram) measures brain’s activity. Brain activity helps clinician diagnose and monitor brain-related conditions like epilepsy/seizure. Your healthcare provider may request an EEG if you have symptoms such as seizures or confusion, starring spells, zoning out. An EEG is safe and painless.
An EEG (electroencephalogram) measures and records brain’s electrical signals through the intact skin by using electrodes on the scalp. During an EEG, a technician places small metal disks (electrodes) on your scalp. The electrodes attach to a machine that records information about your brain’s activity. Brain activity can help your clinician diagnose and monitor conditions that affect your brain. American Wellness Center in Dubai Healthcare City has the most advanced equipment required for EEGs.
Most commonly, we use an EEG to check for seizure activity related to epilepsy. EEGs can also help monitor brain health conditions or find out what’s causing certain symptoms. EEGs can also check the status of brain-related conditions such as:
EEGs help diagnose the causes of symptoms such as:
At American Wellness Center in Dubai Healthcare City we have highly trained EEG technician who performs the procedure.
Electrodes on your scalp measure electrical signals (impulses) as they travel between different brain areas. Electrodes are small removeable metal disks that are used to record electrical activity through scalp.
Electrodes attached to the scalp through wires can identify nerve signals or electrical impulses. EEG machine record these impulses and make available for the review at later stage by neurologist.
The EEG machine records the impulses with lines (traces) that show brain wave patterns in different areas. The brain has specific wave patterns while you’re awake and or asleep. If you have a seizure, the wave patterns change accordingly.
Our highly qualified clinicians will review the brain wave patterns in the EEG recording. The test results describe patterns as normal or abnormal depending upon the wave pattern in different leads. Our professionals will compile results and explain your EEG report to you during your following appointment along with recommendations based on the test results and diagnosis.
After your EEG, the technician will remove the electrodes and clean your scalp. You will get instructions about leaving clinic as per your situation and can go to your daily routine.
Some people may feel dizzy during deep breathing during the EEG.
Its rare for someone to have a seizure during an EEG while shown the flashing lights which is reviewed in detail by the neurologist before prescribing the test.
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