Video EEG Monitoring (VEEG)
What is video EEG monitoring?
Video electroencephalography (EEG) monitoring records the electrical activity within the brain along with a video image of what is going on at the same time in order to compare the visual image and recording during a seizure later on. Sounds that occur during that time are also recorded.
This type of EEG monitoring affords all of the benefits of ambulatory EEG testing, but with the bonus of video and audio as the recording period occurs.
What does video EEG monitoring detect?
Video EEG monitoring is most helpful in determining:
- A diagnosis of epilepsy
- The exact location of where the seizures are occurring
- The type of seizures occurring
What happens during video EEG monitoring?
First, a technician places the electrodes on the patient’s head with a washable, conductive paste. The electrodes are connected via a digital device that will record all of the activity. During the procedure, the patient’s physician may lower medications to make seizures more likely to occur. In some cases, other methods of triggering a seizure may occur, such as sleep deprivation, exercise or flashing lights.
Video EEG monitoring can be performed in the comfort of home or in an inpatient setting, such as an EEG lab or in an inpatient capacity at a hospital.
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