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Electroencephalogram (EEG)

An electroencephalogram (EEG) is a diagnostic test that records electrical activity in the brain.

The test takes approximately 1 hour and is performed in the Clinical Neurophysiology Department by the Neurophysiology technician.

During the test electrodes, connected to your scalp by paste, will record the electrical activity of your brain. You will be asked to remain still and relaxed so that the recording is clear. You will experience no pain or discomfort and the technician will instruct you throughout.

After the test, the consultant neurophysiologist will review the recording and issue a report to the referring doctor.

We also offer a “Sleep Deprived EEG” which is similar to the above test, varying only in that you would attend having remained awake for a prescribed period the previous night.