Electroencephalography (EEG)


EEG studies, performed by our Electrophysiologist, involve strategically placing electrodes onto the patients scalp to measure the brain’s electrical activity. Both routine and 3 hour prolonged EEG studies are performed at Sydney Neurology.  EEG is essential in the study of blackouts, dizzy spells and other symptoms where epilepsy is a potential diagnosis. EEG also provides important information about brain function and brain rhythms which cannot be obtained from brain scans. Reports are generally available within 48 hours of test completion.

 

HOW SHOULD I PREPARE FOR MY EEG?

Before coming to your appointment please ensure you either bring your referral with you to or have your doctor fax it to our reception staff in advance. We request you do have clean hair for your test without the addition of any sprays or gels as these products can hinder the ability to accurately measure your brains activity.

 

EEG is useful in the diagnosis and monitoring of the following:

  • Epilepsy
  • Blackouts
  • Migraine
  • Confusion states
  • Depression
  • Dementia