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What is an electroencephalogram?

Electroencephalogram (EEG) is a completely safe and painless examination that records electrical activity of the brain, is recorded on a computer and then interpreted by a neurologist. The device used for this is called an electroencephalograph. It allows you to read the bioelectric activity of the brain in its various states (at rest and in the presence of stimuli).

What does the EEG show?
EEG recording shows the rhythmic electrical activity of the brain, often called "brain waves". Brain waves can be normal, abnormal and pathological.

When is an EEG required?
Typically, electroencephalography is referred to neurologists or doctors of related specialties, including endocrinologists, psychiatrists, cardiologists and the like. This method of instrumental diagnosis is shown to patients in the following situations:

  • сriminal attacks;
  • unreasonable short body waxing;
  • short changes in behavior change;
  • genoming, encephalitis and other inflammatory lesions;
  • headaches, loss of consciousness, dizziness and more$
  • complaints about sleep disorders;
  • suspected endocrine pathology;
  • brain injuries.

Indications for EEG?
Electroencephalography is the most effective and effective method of confirming such diagnoses as:

  • epilepsy;
  • disorders of consciousness;
  • the vascular syndromes of different nature;
  • overactive disorders;
  • also, this method determines the overall effectiveness of the treatment of epilepsy and convulsive syndromes. 

EEG preparation and conducting?
There are no contraindications in electroencephalography. The procedure itself is quite simple, completely painless. Before the EEG, you should tell your doctor if you are taking any medication, wash your head, the patient should not feel hungry (meal recommended 2-3 hours before visiting the office of electroencephalography).

You sit down in a comfortable chair and a medical specialist (doctor or nurse) fixes 21 to 25 small electrodes on your head with an elastic soft rubber helmet. These electrodes will capture the electrical activity of your brain cells and send them to an apparatus where they will appear as a series of lines on a computer display. You will be relaxed first with your eyes open and then your eyes closed. The specialist can then ask you to take a deep breath or look at the flashing light, as this can change the pattern of your waves. The device only records the activity of your brain, not stimulates it. You will not feel the night.

A video will also be recorded - in the event that an EEG seizure begins during the course of the patient, the neurologist will have an accurate visual representation in conjunction with the EEG recording.

Features of conducting EEG for children?

Keep your baby's hair clean and dry, so it's best to wash it the day before. It is not necessary to apply any substances on hair.

Toddlers can play with bottles or pacifiers - grab them with you. Also, the smallest patients can be examined by mothers in the arms, which will significantly improve the emotional and psychological state of the baby during the EEG. It is best to have EEG infants sleep while sleeping.

What after?
The survey itself lasts about 30 minutes, but the time can be increased when examining children. Then the specialist will remove the electrodes from your head. There may be some gel on the hair. It will not damage it and you can easily wash it with water at home. Within 10-15 minutes you will receive the result and will be able to discuss it with your doctor.

Why choose Neuromed?

From 2017, according to the recommendations of the International Federation of Clinical Electrophysiology, the minimum electrode set should be 25.

The Neuromed Center for Modern Diagnostics uses the only 25-channel expert computer encephalograph in the Vinnytsia region for fast reading of brain activity and objective diagnostic results.