An AEEG test also is used to measure brain activity and is non-invasive. The AEEG test takes place in the home.
The patient comes to the doctor's office for placement of the electrodes on their scalp (to monitor brain waves) and on their chest (to record the heart rate). The patient leaves the office and the electrodes begin storing data in a small recorder for two to four days to gather information. Following the information-gathering period, the patient returns to the doctor's office, where the information is downloaded so it can be reviewed and interpreted.
The AEEG is recommended only after a routine study and a neurologic evaluation have been performed.
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