Diagnosing Neurological Disorders

Electroencephalography

Electroencephalography (EEG) assists physicians in the diagnosis of a variety of neurological disorders such as seizures, syncope, headaches and diseases of the brain. An EEG records the electrical activity of the brain through small electrodes placed on the scalp with a small amount of conductive cream.

The resulting EEG tracing provides a record of activity in key areas of the brain. Brain electrical activity has a certain number of waves per second (frequencies) that are normal for different levels of consciousness. For example, brain waves are faster when you are awake, and slower when you are sleeping. There are also normal patterns to these waves. The EEG looks for these frequencies and patterns.

EEGs are painless, noninvasive and last about an hour. Although electrodes are pasted on your skin, very little electricity passes from the electrode into the skin.

Lakewood Ranch Medical Center has an advanced digital EEG laboratory that offers:

  • EEG services for adults
  • Inpatient and outpatient EEGs
  • Interpretation of all EEGs by board-certified neurologists
  • Certified and experienced EEG technicians
  • Advanced digital EEG equipment

Contact Information

If you have any questions regarding our services, please call 941-782-2416.

To schedule an outpatient EEG, please call 941-782-2254.