An Electroencephalography (EEG) is a test that tracks electrical activity in the brain. It is used to diagnose and evaluate seizures and epilepsy, and guides treatment and management.
How should I prepare for the test?
Before the day of test
On the day of test
How is the test performed?
The test is done by a medical technologist and takes about an hour.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is the test safe?
The test is generally safe. The electrodes do not produce electrical discharges and do not cause pain or uncomfortable sensations.
In a small number of patients, a seizure may be triggered by the flashing lights. The medical technologist will be with you throughout the process. If a seizure occurs or if you feel unwell, the medical technologist is trained to take care of you.
Can I undergo the test if I am feeling unwell?
No. If you are feeling unwell e.g. fever, cough, do not proceed with the test. Call to reschedule your appointment.
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The information is correct as of July 2021 and subject to revisions without notice.
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