Located within our sleep study lab area, EEG (electroencephalogram) testing is done to record the electrical activity of the brain. This may be done to assess seizures, epilepsy, brain injury, and other disorders that can affect the brain.
Electrodes are applied at key locations on your scalp with a thick water soluble paste. These electrodes pick up electrical impulses from the brain and record them. You will have an opportunity to remove excess paste following testing.
The test may include doing different things like breathing rapidly and deeply or having bright lights flashed in the room. These are some methods used to activate certain brain waves and make wave patterns more clear.