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Sleep/Neuro Study: EEG

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 What is an Electroencephalograph?

An electroencephalograph (EEG) is an instrument that measures and records electrical activity in the brain. To make an EEG recording, electrodes are placed in pairs on the scalp, which then transmit the brain's electrical function to the machine.

How Will This Test Help Me?

EEGs have proven useful as a diagnostic aid in cases of serious head injuries, brain tumors, cerebral infections, epilepsy, and various degenerative diseases of the nervous system.

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