Q: What is an EEG?

A:  An electroencephalogram (EEG) is a test that measures and records the electrical activity of your brain. Special sensors (electrodes camera.gif) are attached to your head and hooked by wires to a computer. The computer records your brain's electrical activity on the screen or on paper as wavy lines. Certain conditions, such as seizures, can be seen by the changes in the normal pattern of the brain's electrical activity.


Q: If I get a headache may I take anything to relieve the pain?

A: Typically, patients may use OTC pain medication, however, we recommend patients check with their care providers.


Q: If I notice the head wrap coming loose, what should I do?

A: You may try to re-wrap of just push it down to a comfort fit. The technologist will provide you with extra wraps to use (If needed).


Q: Do I need to replace the batteries?

A: We recommend changing the batteries every 24 hours.


Q: What is the best way to contact someone if I need assistance?

A: During regular business hours (Mon-Friday 7AM – 4PM) call the main line at 855-We-Do-EEG (933-6334).  Please note – If you are schedule for a 24-48 hour AMB EEG and out for 24+ hours we will provide a daily courtesy check-up call. If you are scheduled for a 72-AMB during the weekend, someone will contact you Monday first thing.


Q: Can I perform my daily routine without affecting the test?

A: Yes.


Q: Can I eat or drink anything?

A:  All food and drink are permissible with the exceptions of chewing gum, hard candy, and alcoholic beveres.