Preparing for Your 72-Hour Ambulatory EEG
Your neurologist has either ordered or is considering ordering a 72-hour ambulatory EEG. During this test, 24 electrodes will be attached to your head using a special paste, a head stocking to cover all the electrodes and keep them secure, and two small packs that attach to your waist or chest. These packs will contain the recorder where data and the electrode cords are stored.
This test is significant because it will help diagnose what could be causing your symptoms. The electrodes attached to your head pick up the electrical activity coming from your brain and show up as waveforms on our screen. We then read those waves and gather information about how your brain is functioning. We look for signs of seizure activity, stroke damage, memory loss, and causes for dizziness or headaches among other indicators. There is no pain associated with this test nor should you experience any side effects. The electrodes do not emit any electrical activity.
An EEG or electroencephalogram test measures and records the brain’s spontaneous electrical activity for a short period of time.
(Magnetic Resonance Imaging)
MRI exams use a strong magnetic field and radio waves to create detailed images of organs and tissues.
Neurology Associates Neuroscience Center is fully accredited by the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission and is committed to providing the highest-quality MRI exams and results for our patients.
A VENG is a diagnostic evaluation of your balance and inner ear.
To obtain the most valid, highest quality results from the VENG, and for your comfort and protection, please read and follow these instructions:
An EMG test evaluates the health condition of muscles and the nerve cells that control them. These nerve cells are known as motor neurons. They transmit electrical signals that cause muscles to contract and relax. To obtain the most valid, highest quality results from the EMG, and for your comfort and protection, please read and follow these instructions: