At Associates in Neurology, we have advanced technology to diagnose a wide range of brain disorders. One of these diagnostic tools is an electroencephalogram (EEG). An EEG is a test that detects electrical activity in your brain using small, metal discs (electrodes) that are attached to the scalp. In addition to coming into our office for an EEG, we offer ambulatory video EEGs.
Human brain cells communicate via electrical impulses that are active all the time – even when you are fast asleep. This activity appears as wavy lines on an EEG recording, which can determine any changes in brain activity that might indicate a brain disorder, such as epilepsy.
An EEG is also helpful in diagnosing and treating other disorders, such as:
- A brain tumor
- Brain damage from a head injury
- Brain dysfunction due to a variety of causes
- Encephalitis (inflammation of the brain)
- Sleep disorders