Pediatric Electroencephalogram (EEG)

An electroencephalogram (EEG) is a test that measures brain waves—the electrical activity in your child's brain.

An EEG may be recommended for your child to check for, or rule out, causes of seizures, sleep problems, brain infections or tumors. An EEG measures brain waves through small, round discs with wires (electrodes) which are placed on your child's scalp. The electrodes are not harmful. An EEG usually takes about 60 to 90 minutes.

EEG for kids at Gundersen

Learn how to prepare for an EEG and what to expect during your time at the Gundersen Sleep Center.

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EEG is a service of Gundersen Lutheran Medical Center.

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