The Neurodiagnostic Technologist will use precise measurements on your child’s scalp to apply the electrodes, which are the small node-like conductors that transmit your child’s brain signals to Video EEG system. Applying electrodes will not hurt your child. The EEG connection process takes about 1 hour.
For most children, we use paste to adhere the electrodes. Some children may require collodion application, which is applied utilizing a portable air compressor. This helps the glue to dry quickly and adhere to the scalp.
After the EEG setup is complete, the patient EEG head box is connected by a cord to the Video EEG system. The cord is 30 feet long which provides ample length for the patient to move around in their room as long as they’re in view of the camera. Your child will not be sedated during the procedure.
The adhesive on the electrodes may irritate sensitive skin on scalps, particularly if they are connected longer than 23 hours. This is especially true for children with allergies or eczema.