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Diagnostic Testing

EEG exam

The neurology specialists at Rutland Regional use a test called an electroencephalogram, or EEG, to detect electrical activity in your brain, which helps them diagnose a range of neurological conditions, including:

  • Epilepsy and seizure disorders
  • Brain tumors
  • Head injuries
  • Brain disorders such as encephalopathy
  • Inflammation of the brain, called encephalitis
  • Stroke
  • Sleep disorders
  • Dementia

If you require EEG testing, you can rest assured that we offer convenient, personalized diagnostic care in a comfortable and relaxed environment. Our specialists use the latest EEG technology to provide the most accurate results, which are typically available within a week. We also work closely with your primary care physician and other medical specialists to provide you with comprehensive neurology care.

Seizure Diagnostic Testing

At Rutland Regional, we understand that quality diagnostic care is the first step toward successful seizure treatment. That’s why we use the latest testing equipment and offer convenient inpatient and outpatient seizure testing options to fit your lifestyle—including a 24-hour ambulatory test that allows you to remain at home for a majority of the testing period.

Evoked Potential Studies

Evoked potential studies are typically performed to diagnose problems with hearing, sight or brain function and measure electrical activity in your brain in response to stimuli such as sight, sound or touch. The test requires a 90-minute appointment and is administered in one of our state-of-the-art testing labs equipped with videography equipment that allows your neurological team to observe your study in more detail 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 avoid using hair products such as 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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