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Ambulatory EEG

Take Home Recorder

An ambulatory EEG is similar to the routine EEG setup. Its purpose is to continuously collect electrical activity of the brain for days and can take up to 72 hours. This compact EEG recorder allows you to go about your normal routines while the EEG is being recorded. Your medical provider may order this to further investigate your condition in order to determine the type of seizures or to differentiate the epileptic seizures from other types of psychogenic non-epileptic seizures (e.g., fainting spells, migraines and memory lapses).

What to Bring

  • Personal ID
  • Insurance card
  • Scarf or a large hat to wear or cover your head once the wires are on you.

How to Prepare

  • Notify us if you wear a hair weave, a “glued-on” hair weave or a sewn-on hairpiece.

What to Expect

  • During the setup, a technician will apply several small disc-shaped electrodes (wires) on your scalp using a special conductive paste and an adhesive glue to secure the wires.
  • You will be given instructions on using the event button, event log the changing the batteries. You will also be provided a phone number in case you need to reach us. You will also be given the date and time to report back in order to have the wires removed.

Getting the Results

A neurologist, a medical provider who is specially trained in reading and interpreting the test, will interpret the data and send the results to your medical provider.

Schedule an Appointment

Call North Oaks Scheduling at (985) 230-7777 between 7 am and 5:30 pm.

If you are a provider and need to send an order, please fax it to (985) 230-6781.