An electroencephalogram (EEG) is a test that measures electrical impulses in the 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:
- Abnormal movements
- Memory Loss
- Sleep disorders
How to Prepare for your EEG
The EEG Technologist conducts the EEGs following a provider’s order. The EEG Technologist, registered through ABRET Neurodiagnostic Credentialing 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
To refer a patient, please contact the EEG Lab by calling (531) 355-6175. 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 fax it to (531) 355-6089.