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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 be up to 72 hours. This compact EEG recorder allows you to go about your normal routines while the EEG is being recorded. Your physician 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 (i.e. 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 toupee.

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 changing out the batteries, event button, event log and a phone number if you need to reach us. As well as the date and time to report back in order to have the wires taken off.

Getting the Results

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

Schedule an Appointment

Call North Oaks Patient Scheduling at (985) 230-7777 between 7 a.m. and 5:30 p.m.