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Electroencephalography (EEG)


An electroencephalogram, or EEG, is one of the key tests used to diagnose neurological issues, especially epilepsy.

What Happens During an EEG?

Using electrode sensors, doctors will monitor your brain's electrical activity to determine brain wave patterns and any subsequent problems.

Who is a Candidate for EEG?

Certain conditions, like epilepsy, can be easily detected by observing changes in the normal pattern of the brain's electrical activity. In most patients, an EEG can give sufficient information to determine the type of seizure happening. This helps doctors to better form a treatment plan for the patient.

Here at Dignity Health Neurological Institute of Northern California, we also provide a VEEG, a video electroencephalogram, allowing our doctors to see your brain activity visually, on a digital screen.

For more information on EEG or VEEG, call the Neurodiagnostic Lab at (916) 453-4471.

For assistance with a physician referral, call 1-888-800-7688. To request additional information from someone at the Dignity Health Neurological Institute of Northern California, email us today.