An Electroencephalogram (EEG) is a painless procedure which uses electrodes (small, flat metal discs attached to your scalp to detect electrical activity in your brain). Your brain cells communicate via electrical impulses and are active all the time, even when you are asleep. This activity shows up as wavy lines on an EEG recording. EEG is one of the main diagnostic tests for epilepsy. An EEG may also play a role in diagnosing other brain disorders.
Why it is done?
An EEG can determine changes in your brain activity which may be useful in diagnosing brain disorders, especially epilepsy. An EEG may be helpful to confirm, rule out or provide information tht helps with management of the disorders such as:
Epilepsy or other seizure disorder
Encephalopathy (brain dysfunction that may have a variety of causes)
Encephalitis (Inflammation of the brain)
How to prepare for an EEG?
To prepare for an EEG:
Wash your hair the night before or the day of the test, but do not use use any conditioners, hair creams, sprays or styling gels
Avoid anything with caffeine 6 hours before the test
Take your usual medications unless instructed otherwise
If you are supposed to sleep during your EEG test, the doctor may ask you to sleep less or even avoid sleep entirely the night before your EEG. If you have trouble falling asleep for and during the test, you might be given a sedative to help you relax.
What can you expect during the EEG procedure?
You may feel little or no discomfort during an EEG. The electrodes don’t transmit any sensations. They just record your brain waves. During the test:
A technician will measure your head and marks your scalp with a type of pencil
A technician attaches flat metal discs (electrodes) to your scalp using a special adhesive
You relax in a comfortable position with your eyes closed during the test
What to expect after the EEG test?
After the EEG test, the technician removes the electrodes or cap. If no sedative was given, you should feel no side effects after the procedure, and you can return to your normal routine. If you have used a sedative, it may take about an hour to partially recover from the medication. You will need someone to take you home because it can take up to a day for the full effects of the sedative to wear off. Rest and do not drive for the day.
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Why Patients like DESUN?
Rated as one of India’s best hospitals
a) For excellence in quality of medical treatment and hospital services DESUN is the youngest hospital in India to get the prestigious National Accreditation Board for Hospitals (NABH) accreditation from Government of India. World over NABH is considered equivalent to JCAHO (Joint Commission for American Healthcare Organizations) or JCI (Joint Commission International) - the standards followed in US for hospital accreditation. Of more than 1000 hospitals in India who have applied for NABH even after 6 years not even 100 hospitals have been able to achieve the high quality standard required to get NABH accreditation. In the lead story of November 2011 issue of National News Magazine THE WEEK “India’s Best Hospitals” were covered based on an All India Survey. DESUN Hospital was included in this prestigious list of “India’s Best Hospitals”.
For excellence in quality of routine and Superspecialty pathology testing DESUN Pathology lab has also received the prestigious accreditation from the National Accreditation Board for Laboratories (NABL). In Eastern India only DESUN pathology lab has in-house facilities to perform superspecialty pathology tests like PCR, Flow Cytometry, etc. This benefits DESUN’s patients tremendously and there is practically no waiting time for getting test results when compared to other hospitals in Kolkata who have to send these tests to Mumbai or Delhi and wait for 3 / 4 days for get test results. Thus there is no delay in diagnosis and therefore, prompt and accurate treatment for DESUN’s patients.
Ranked on Top by both West Bengal and Central Government
There are only 7 hospitals in West Bengal considered by West Bengal Government as “Class 1 Hospital Service Providers” under the West Bengal Health Scheme – WBHS. DESUN is the first name in this list.
There are more than 100 hospitals in Eastern India empanelled by Central Government under Central Government Health Scheme – CGHS. Of these 100 only 2 hospitals have been able to qualify the high standards and have, therefore, been able to achieve the status of “Superspecialty Hospital” by CGHS. DESUN is one of the 2 Superspecialty hospitals categorized by CGHS.
Safest Hospital For Any Operation
2 of the major fears any surgeon has before any operation is that of OT infection and cardiac, heart complications during or after the operation. If OT infections occur or the patient develops cardiac problems even the best surgeon cannot help you. DESUN is the only hospital in Kolkata having STEEL OPERATION THEATERS (Steel OTs) which drastically reduces chances of OT infection. After the surgery the patient is under the best care of doctors and nurses in the post operative phase at DESUN. Also DESUN has the largest Heart Institute in Kolkata to handle any cardiac emergencies during or after the operation.
Specialist Doctors’ Round The Clock
With 28 medical departments having in-house specialist doctors any problem during your stay at DESUN can be handled by this specialist doctors’ team 24 hours. You may be admitted for a particular surgery but in the event there are some problems which a specialist needs doctor of another department it is available immediately in-house at DESUN. This facility is often not available at other renowned hospitals.