​​​​​An electroencephalogram (EEG) is a​ test that measures electrical impulses in t​he brain. Electrodes (sensors) are placed on your head with wires that connect to a computer. The electrodes measure and record your brain function by displaying wavy lines on a computer screen.

The EEG Lab at Boys Town National Research Hospital offers both outpatient and inpatient diagnostic services. The lab offers routine EEG monitoring and two long-term EEG monitoring equipped inpatient rooms. Boys Town National Research Hospital records all EEG examinations.

An EEG is to diagnose or look for problems such as:​

  • Confusion
  • Abnormal movements
  • Seizures
  • Memory Loss​
  • Sleep disorders
  • Headaches

How to Prepare for your EEG

The EEG Technologist conducts the EEGs following a provider’s order. The EEG Technologist, registered through ABRET Neurodiagnostic Cred​entialing and Accreditation, works under the Neurologist who is responsible for interpretation and clinical correlation of the results.

Natus XLTek EEG

  • High-resolution images for a fast and accurate interpretation
  • Light-weight, patient-wearable devices during long-term monitoring, allowing no interruption while the patient unplugs or leaves the room

Referring Physicians

To refer a patient, please contact the EEG Lab by calling (531) 355-6737. EEG Lab hours are Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Routine EEG monitoring services​​ are available for all ages. Long-term monitoring (LTM) EEG services are available for patients under 19 years old. There must be a parent or legal guardian present during the EEG for all patients under 19.

Please fill out the EEG referral form and fa​​x it to (531) 355-0026​.



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