Electroencephalography (EEG) and video electroencephalography (VEEG) are instrumental tests when it comes to diagnosing brain disorders. If you need an EEG or VEEG, skilled neurologist Emad Soliman, MD, MSc, and the exceptional medical team at Westchester Neurological Consultants in Yonkers, New York, provide convenient appointments in a timely manner. For all your neurology needs, contact the office by phone or request the next available appointment using the convenient online booking feature.
An electroencephalography tracks the electrical activity in your brain and records any instances of abnormal activity. This information detects potential problems, such as those associated with epilepsy and seizures, so Dr. Soliman can accurately diagnose your specific condition.
A video EEG, or VEEG, takes a video recording of what happens to you during a seizure. When Dr. Soliman performs both an EEG and VEEG simultaneously, it allows him to compare your brainwave activity to the physical activity that happens to you while you’re experiencing a seizure. The team at Westchester Neurological Consultants performs these tests under controlled, safe conditions with their highly skilled medical team present.
EEGs and VEEGs can help Dr. Soliman confirm a brain disorder and rule out other conditions, including:
Doctors also use EEGs to detect the level of brain activity when a person’s in a coma or to find the right level of anesthesia for someone in a medically induced coma.
An EEG usually takes 30-60 minutes to complete. Your provider attaches 16-35 electrodes to certain areas on your head using soft sticky pads and gel, or a special cap, to measure the electrical activity in your brain. You’ll most likely be sitting in a chair or reclining comfortably on a bed.
When the test begins, the electrodes record your brain activity and the machine converts these electrical impulses into visual patterns on a screen. Your technician can also save the information and print it for further analysis. You may need to lie still, close your eyes, or look at flashing lights or images during the test to see how different stimuli affect your brain.
During a VEEG, you’re hooked up to electrodes, just like with an EEG, but you’ll also be monitored by video. Usually, VEEGs are administered in a place where you can be monitored and kept safe in the event a seizure should occur. A VEEG test may take place over a 24-hour period so the neurological team can monitor your progress during one or more seizures or other activity.
A VEEG helps Dr. Soliman determine the precise regions of your brain where the seizures begin so he can provide the most effective treatment methods.
If you need expert, efficient, neurological testing in the greater New York City area, call Westchester Neurological Consultants or use online booking to schedule your EEG or VEEG today.