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EEG Podcast

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EEG Testing

An EEG, also called an electroencephalogram, uses small, flat metal discs called electrodes to detect electrical activity in your brain. Although an EEG is one of the main diagnostic tests for epilepsy and other seizure disorders, it can also be used to diagnose other conditions, including:
Tech prepping patient for EEG

If you require EEG testing, you can count on the specialists at Rutland Regional Medical Center to provide convenient, personalized diagnostic care in a comfortable and relaxed environment. Our EEG testing specialists use the latest technology to deliver the most accurate results.

Rutland Regional’s neurology team will read your test results within a week. And although our team does not currently include a pediatric neurologist, we will work closely with pediatric neurology specialists at other hospitals — wherever they are located.

Seizure Diagnostic Testing

The EEG specialists at Rutland Regional understand that quality diagnostic care is the first step toward successful seizure treatment. That’s why our specialists use the most advanced EEG equipment to provide fast, accurate diagnostic reports to your neurological team.

We offer inpatient and outpatient seizure testing options to fit your needs. For your convenience and comfort, our EEG specialists offer a 24-hour ambulatory test that allows you to remain at home for a majority of the testing period — including while you sleep. After reporting to Rutland Regional to have the electrodes placed on your head, you will be sent home with a special monitoring machine that records your brain’s electrical activity during a 24-hour period. After your testing period is over, you simply return to Rutland Regional to turn in the monitoring machine and have the electrodes removed.

Evoked Potential Studies

Evoked potential studies measure electrical activity in your brain in response to stimuli, such as sight, sound or touch, and are typically performed to diagnose problems with hearing, sight or brain function. The test usually requires a 90-minute appointment, with the actual test taking approximately 45 minutes.

Our specialists use the latest equipment to provide a comprehensive diagnostic report to your neurological team. Our two testing labs include state-of-the-art videography equipment, which allows your neurological team to observe your evoked potential study at a later time.

How to Prepare

If you are scheduled for an EEG or evoked potential study, you should make sure your hair is clean and dry and refrain from using any hair products, including hairspray, gel or mousse. You may eat, drink and take medication normally before your test, but you should avoid stimulants such as caffeine, alcohol and tobacco. Your neurological specialist will provide you with specific instructions on how to prepare for your test and will address any questions you may have during your consultation.


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Rutland Regional Medical Center
160 Allen Street
Rutland, VT 05701
802.775.7111

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