If you’re familiar with electroencephalograms (EEGs), you’ve seen images of people with a bunch of electrodes glued to their heads and wires sticking out from all directions. Put that image out of your mind. Getting an EEG at RHBNeuro is a breeze. Randi Baculi, MD, and Sanam Zaidi, PA-C, use the Zeto EEG Headset. This wireless, gel-free device does an exceptional job of capturing your brain waves. Call the office in Dallas, Texas, or request an appointment online to learn more about EEGs at RHBNeuro.
An EEG is a procedure that picks up electrical activity in your brain and displays it on a computer. The electrical activity comes from neurons (nerve cells) in your brain. These cells generate electrical impulses, using them to transmit critical information.
The electrical signals from neurons create specific rhythms and frequencies that show up as brain waves on your EEG. Your brain wave patterns can reveal problems in the brain’s electrical activity and abnormalities in brain function.
After RHBNeuro evaluates your symptoms and finishes a thorough exam, they can do an EEG as one of the tests needed to determine the cause of your symptoms. An EEG can diagnose many brain conditions, including:
EEGs can also help diagnose some sleep disorders.
When you get an EEG at RHBNeuro, your provider places the headset on your head and adjusts it to fit you.
Electrodes built into the headset pick up your brain’s electrical activity and wirelessly send the information to a HIPAA-compliant data management system. Your provider then views the information on a monitor.
You’ll need to wear the headset for about 30 minutes. No gel or wires are required for you to have an accurate EEG.
If you need an ambulatory EEG, you will be set up in the comfort of your home by our EEG Technician to be monitored for 2-5 days. The study will automatically captures brain waves that might not appear during an in-office EEG. This problem is common because your brain’s electrical activity constantly fluctuates.
If the electrical activity caused by epilepsy only appears once every few hours or at certain times of the day, there’s a good chance your in-office EEG won’t detect them.
The study will send your brain wave information to a secure cloud storage system. Your provider can access the information, monitor your brain’s electrical activity in real time, and get the necessary information to diagnose epilepsy.
The real-time information lets your provider detect problems immediately and determine if you need treatment.
Call RHBNeuro or go online to schedule an EEG.