electroencephalogram

Electroencephalogram (EEG)

Overview

An electroencephalogram (EEG) is a diagnostic test that detects and record the electrical signals of the brain by using small metal discs called electrodes that are attached to your scalp. Brain cells communicate with each other through electrical impulses. An EEG can be used to help detect potential problems associated with this activity.

An EEG test can detect abnormalities in your brain waves, or the electrical activities of your brain. Small flat metal discs called electrodes are attached to the scalp with wires. The electrodes analyze the electrical impulses in the brain and send signals to a computer that records the results. The brain activity will show up on an EEG recording as wavy lines. It’s a snapshot in time of the electrical activity in your brain.

EEG Uses

An electroencephalogram is used to detect problems in the electrical activity of the brain that may be associated with certain brain disorders. The measurements given by an EEG are used to confirm or rule out various conditions, including:

  • Brain tumours
  • Brain damage from a head injury
  • Brain dysfunction from various causes (encephalopathy)
  • Inflammation of the brain (encephalitis)
  • Seizure disorders including epilepsy
  • Sleep disorders
  • Stroke

An EEG may also be used to determine if someone in a coma has died or to find the right level of anaesthesia for someone in a coma.

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