Electroencephalogram

Electroencephalogram (EEG) is a test used to look at the electrical activity in the brain.

  • Call Your Doctor

    Call your doctor if you have a seizure disorder and your regular seizure pattern changes when you restart your anti-seizure medication.

  • Definition

    Electroencephalogram (EEG) is a test used to look at the electrical activity in the brain.

    Placement of Sensors for an EEG
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  • What to Expect

  • Reasons for Test

    An EEG may be done to:


    • Help diagnose
      seizures

    • Assess if brain function has been affected by certain conditions and diseases, such as:

      • Trauma
      • Coma

      • Brain infection—
        encephalitis
      • Electrolyte imbalance

  • Possible Complications

    There are no major complications associated with this test.