Why is EEG done ?

The measurements given by an EEG are used to confirm or rule out various conditions, including:

  • Seizure disorders (such as epilepsy)
  • Head injury
  • Encephalitis(inflammation of the brain)
  • Brain tumor
  • Encephalopathy(disease that causes brain dysfunction)
  • Memory problems
  • Sleep disorders
  • Stroke
  • Dementia

EEG Instructions

CCO:
Eat and drink as you normally would on the day of the test. Medications like sedatives, Tranquillizers, antiepileptics, sleeping pills should not be taken on the day of procedure. Avoid caffeine and alcohol for atleast 12hrs before the procedure. Compulsory head bath before the test. Do not apply hair oils and conditioners on the day of procedure.

SLAs:
For Other Radiology test scheduled before 2 PM eConsultation will be scheduled before 9 PM same day and the physical reports to be delivered by 10 PM same day
For Other Radiology test scheduled after 2 PM eConsultation to start from 8 AM next day and the physical reports to be delivered starting from 8 AM next day

FACILITATOR:
Confirm the compliance of preparations required.

SLAs:
For Other Radiology test scheduled before 2 PM eConsultation will be scheduled before 9 PM same day and the physical reports to be delivered by 10 PM same day
For Other Radiology test scheduled after 2 PM eConsultation to start from 8 AM next day and the physical reports to be delivered starting from 8 AM next day

Why is EEG ?

An Electroencephalogram (EEG) is a test used to evaluate the electrical activity in the brain. Brain cells communicate with each other through electrical impulses. An EEG can be used to help detect potential problems associated with this activity. An EEG tracks and records brain wave patterns. Small flat metal discs called electrodes are attached to the scalp with wires. The electrodes analyze the electrical impulses in the brain and send signals to a computer that records the results. The electrical impulses in an EEG recording look like wavy lines with peaks and valleys. These lines allow doctors to quickly assess whether there are abnormal patterns. Any irregularities may be a sign of seizures or other brain disorder.