• AMBULATORY ELECTROENCEPHALOGRAPHY (EEG)

What is Ambulatory EEG?


Epilepsy or Seizures are caused by abnormal electrical activity. Ambulatory EEG monitoring with or without video enables your doctor to observe your EEG over a prolonged period of time. Ambulatory monitoring can help diagnose your seizure type and provides important information regarding the best treatment for your seizures.

What will happen when I am set up for monitoring?


EEG wires will be attached to your head with a special glue so that the electrodes will stay attached for several days. They are painless and the glue is soft and comfortable

1. Food: Please do not chew gum, since this will interfere with the EEG - it generates a lot of "noise" on the graph which makes it impossible to detect any underlying cerebral activity.

2. Clothing: You should wear comfortable clothing while your ambulatory EEG is being performed. Sweat pants and a loose fitting top with buttons down the front are suggested. Tight fitting sleeves and pull over tops will not be permitted. Do not attempt to pull a shirt or other clothing over your head during the ambulatory EEG. The electrodes may become dislodged and the quality of the recording will be affected