An electroencephalogram detects abnormalities in the brain waves or electrical activity of the brain. The test is useful in diagnosing brain disorders, particularly epilepsy.
During the procedure, electrodes consisting of small metal discs with thin wires are pasted on the scalp. The electrodes detect tiny electrical charges that result from the activity of the brain cells. The charges are amplified and appear as a graph on a computer screen, and the reading is then interpreted by the physician.
At Neurological Specialties, we are pleased to have a full-time electrodiagnostic technologist that is credentialed by the American Board of Registration of Electroencephalographic and Evoked Potential Technologists (ABRET), the gold standard in electroneurodiagnostics.