EEG services

Diagnostic Services

EEG services

Alliance Hospital provides EEG services in thane. An EEG(Electroencephalogram)records the electrical activity of the brain. Highly sensitive and accurate computerized digital monitoring systems record the activity through an array of electrodes placed at measured intervals on the patient’s scalp. EEGs are the only available diagnostic tool to diagnose seizure disorder. The test is non-invasive and painless for the patient. Sensors are placed on the scalp with a lanolin type conductive paste that washes off with ease.

While testing, the patient may be asked to do a deep breathing exercise (hyperventilate) and may be shown a strobe light that flashes at various frequencies. These activities are helpful in revealing brain patterns useful for diagnosis. The test takes about 90 minutes and the patient is asked to remain still, relaxed and is made as comfortable as possible. Physicians may also want to observe brain patterns that occur during sleep. For this purpose the patient may be scheduled for a Sleep Deprived EEG or an Ambulatory EEG.

Facilities Available In The Department Of EEG :

  • Digital EEG (Electroencephalography)
  • Digital EMG (Electromyography)
  • Digital NCS (Nerve Conducting Study)
  • Digital VEP (Visual Evoked Potential)
  • Digital SSEP (Somato Sensory Evoked Potential
  • Digital ENG (Electro Nystagmography)
  • Digital PSG (Polysomnography (Sleep Study)
  • Digital PFT (Pulmonary Function Test)

Three types of Evoked Potentials are done in our lab: the visual evoked potentials (VEP), the Brainstem Auditory Evoked Potentials (BSAEP), and the Somatosensory Evoked Potentials (SSEP). The VEP requires the patient to stare at a pattern on a screen while sensors are applied to the scalp using conductive paste. This test is used to evaluate the optic nerves. The BSAEP evaluates the acoustic nerve and brainstem auditory pathways. sensors are applied to the scalp and either earphones or ear inserts (much like foam earplugs) are used to deliver a series of clicks to each ear separately

CONSULTANTS

Mr. Avdhoot Joshi
Timing : By Appointment

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