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Brain cells communicate with each other using electrical impulses. An electroencephalogram (EEG) is a test used to evaluate this electrical activity and detect brain-related problems, including:
To perform an EEG, a technologist will attach small, flat metal sensors (electrodes) your scalp with a sticky paste. The sensors are connected to a computer that records your brain’s electrical activity as wavy lines or patterns
During the test, you’ll lie on your back or sit in a chair with your eyes closed. The technologist may ask you to take deep and rapid breaths, look at a flashing light or even go to sleep. The procedure is safe and painless and usually takes about one to two hours.
At Mercy, we offer comprehensive services to diagnose and treat a full range of conditions, including:
At Mercy, we offer compassionate care for a variety of treatment services, including: