EEG DIAGNOSTIC EVALUATIONS
WHAT IS AN EEG?
All EEG diagnostic evaluations provide a specialized electro-encephalographic portrait of a patient's brain. The interpretation of this diagnostic test can help doctors better manage symptoms of problematic brain conditions.
WHY PERFORM THE EEG IN MY HOME?
Conducting an EEG diagnostic in a patient's home provides a more reliable environment which may be conducive or causative to symptom inception and exacerbation.
WHAT MAKES THE NEURO COMPANY BETTER?
All diagnostic companies are not created equal. We pride ourselves on retaining only the most experienced and locally renown neurologists to perform the EEG interpretations. In addition, our technical staff is trained and supervised by an EEG industry veteran with over 20 years of teaching and vocational experience.
WHAT IS THE EEG SET UP LIKE?
One of our experienced, trained technicians will come to your home and comfortably apply the EEG electrodes to your head. Once the electrodes are applied, the EEG machine and video cameras are connected and we use your local internet to upload a realtime stream of your EEG. Then you simply go about your normal daily routine, remaining in your home for the full 72 hours.
WILL SOMEONE BE MONITORING THE TEST?
Yes. Our technicians and Board Certified Neurologist will be monitoring your test and built in notifications will alert us if and when an event occurs.
ACCESS TO MY RESULTS AFTER THE TEST?
A day before the scheduled detachment from the EEG device, your technician will call you to schedule the best time to visit your home. Please plan for about 2 hours to have the electrodes removed and the device packed and stowed for safe removal.
WHAT TO EXPECT
Once your doctor orders an EEG, you will be contacted by our scheduler. S/he will confirm your insurance, home address and best time for you to get set up. The application of the EEG headset usually requires 2.5 hours. Once your device is operational, you simply go on with normal daily activity.
HOW BIG IS THE EEG MACHINE?
Our EEG is a state of the art, mini EEG recorder which is about the size of a crackerjack box. This device is specifically designed for ambulatory, long term EEG recordings. You're free to walk around the house, watch tv, surf the internet, cook and sleep just as you would normally. Out of home excursions are discouraged but we can make exceptions for brief trips outside for extenuating circumstances.
HOW MUCH DOES THIS COST?
Typically your insurance will cover the cost of an EEG diagnostic. However, we will verify your insurance coverage before the test begins and should you have a copay, coinsurance or deductible, you will be apprised of any balance due prior to us scheduling your appointment.
WHAT IF I HAVE A SEIZURE?
In the event of a seizure lasting more than 5 minutes CALL 911.
For all seizures, please follow Standard Seizure Precautions:
1. Remove patient from hazardous environment.
2. Roll patient on their side.
3. Allow for excess oral secretions or vomit.
4. Do not place anything in patient's mouth as this may damage teeth, impair airway or extend time of the event.