At San Jose Pacific Neurology Center is a one-stop solution for all your EEG needs. Our expertise and capabilities allow us to provide routine EEG.
An electroencephalogram (EEG) is a safe and painless test that measures and records the electrical activity of your brain by using sensors (electrodes) attached to your head and connected by wires to a computer. An EEG is one of the important tests used to diagnose neurological issues, especially epilepsy. Electrodes, made of small and flat metal discs, are attached to the scalp with wires connected to a computer. The electrodes detects the brain’s electrical impulses and send signals to a computer, where the results are recorded.
This test is performed to see how the different parts of the brain function. EEGs also help caregivers learn about sleeping problems, brain injury, brain tumors, and many other problems. The machine records a graph of your brain waves. No electricity is transferred to your brain. This is performed by a specially trained technician.
EEG is also used to monitor activity during a brain surgery, as well as detect brain activity on a comatose patient.
An EEG is utilized to detect abnormalities in the electrical activity of the brain associated with certain brain disorders. The results of EEG are used to confirm or rule out diagnosis of specific conditions, such as:
- Seizures and epileptic disorders
- Head or brain injury Enciphalitis (inflammation of the brain)
- Encephalopathy (abnormal brain function)
- Amnesia (memory problem)
- Sleep disorders
- Brain tumor