What is the EEG?

EEG (Electroencephalogram)

The EEG is a medical investigation used to examine the brain’s electrical rhythms (‘brain waves’).

The investigation, which is non-invasive and pain-free, relies on the principle that brain tissue generates electricity that spreads all the way to the scalp, where it can be measured.

The machine is used to assist with the diagnosis and long-term monitoring of seizure disorders/epilepsy, as well as other neurological conditions.

In the case of seizures/epilepsy, it can help with the classification of the disorder as either focal, generalised or focal with secondary generalisation.

Such findings can contribute to decision-making regarding the best medical management of the condition.

Equipment at Neuro NSW

At Neuro NSW we currently conduct a full suite of EEG investigations for our patients, including Routine, Prolonged and Ambulatory studies.