ELECTROENCHEPHALOGRAM

An Electroencephalogram (EEG) measures the electrical activity of the brain and helps the practitioner diagnose many types of neurological problems. During the test, the technician measures and marks the patient's head, then places electrodes on the scalp, ears, forehead, face and shoulders. No needles are used.

The patient lies quietly in a dimly lit room while the test is conducted. A strobe light is used for a short portion of the test and a breathing exercise may also be utilized.

Your EEG will be read by Crizeldo G. Cariaso, MD, Neurologist of AVH Surgical Associates, whose office is located inside the hospital.

The test takes between 90 and 120 minutes.

EEGs are conducted regularly at AVH. For more information, please call (603) 326-5705.