Video-EEG monitoring allows your doctor to see exactly how many seizures you’re having and where your seizures begin. If you undergo continuous monitoring, you’ll be admitted to the hospital for observation.
EEG (electroencephalogram) electrodes are placed on your head or sometimes inserted into your cheek. They’ll stay in place for three to seven days. The electrodes are connected to EEG monitoring equipment and a video camera records you the whole time. Doctors compare the video to the electrical activity recorded by the EEG to get a better understanding of your seizures. You’ll be able to move around in your room but you won’t be able to leave it.
During monitoring, your anti-seizure medicine will be reduced, and we may also use sleep deprivation to induce seizures.
If you haven’t already, you may also have an MRI and PET scan during your stay, along with a SPECT scan and other tests.