EEG and Neurotelemetry Overview
What is an EEG (electroencephalogram)?
An EEG detects the electrical activity from the brain via the placement of small disc electrodes on the scalp, producing brainwaves. Monitoring of brainwaves assists in the evaluation of cerebral function and aids in the diagnosis of seizures, epilepsy and other neurological disorders. This diagnostic procedure typically ranges from a half hour to an hour.
What is cEEG (continuous electroencephalogram)?
cEEG is long-term brainwave monitoring. It provides an on-going assessment of brainwave activity. This procedure is typically longer than 12 hours. The length of the study helps with the evaluation of the cerebral function.
What is NT (neurotelemetry)?
NT is cEEG monitoring, with real-time, eyes-on 24/7/365 brainwave monitoring by a registered EEG technologist. NT allows for immediate assessment of brainwave activity. This procedure helps aid the physician in quicker diagnosis and treatment regimens.