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Electroencephalography (EEG) (cont.)

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When the EEG is finished, the results are interpreted by a neurologist (a doctor who specializes in the nervous system). The EEG records the brain waves from various locations in the brain. Each area produces a different brain wave strip for the neurologist to interpret.

  • When examining the recordings, the neurologist looks for certain patterns that represent problems in a particular area of the brain.
    • For example, certain types of seizures have specific brain wave patterns that the trained neurologist recognizes.
    • Likewise, a normal brain has a specific brain wave pattern that the trained neurologist recognizes.
    • The neurologist must look at all recorded tracings, decide what is normal and what is not, and determine what the abnormal tracings represent.
  • The neurologist forwards the EEG results to the doctor who ordered the test, and the patient is then notified as arranged.
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