Electroencephalogram (EEG)

An electroencephalogram (EEG) is a procedure for recording the electrical activity produced by the brain to provide information about brain function. An EEG may be obtained to evaluate unexplained episodes of loss of consciousness, possible seizures, memory problems, and other neurologic symptoms. The test takes one to one and a half hours. Small electrodes will be attached to the scalp with washable electrode paste and the subject will be asked to rest in bed during the recording and sleep if possible.

For any questions, please call 717-316-2125.

Please bring with you:

  • List of medications that you are presently taking
  • For infants and young children, bring bottles; diapers; light, loose-fitting clothing; a change of clothing; and comfort items, e.g. pacifier, favorite toy or blanket, or books. Do not bring other children along to hospital.

Your Arrival

Please come to Patient Registration 10 to 15 minutes before appointment time. The EEG tech will meet you in Respiratory Care Department waiting area.

Please allow at least 2 hours for the EEG.