Patient

Our goals for a successful In Home Video EEG monitoring experience is for the wellbeing of the patient, the comfort to stay in the home, and convenience and easier flexibility to schedule your appointment. We take your needs and concerns seriously during this stressful time. Our friendly staff will contact you as soon as we receive the order for the study to setup a date and time that is most accommodating to you for the hook-up and disconnect. A registered EEG technician will come to your home for the hookup of the equipment. The usual setup time is approximately two hours. Our staff will obtain the necessary authorizations and approvals through the insurance company. The Home Video EEG machines are state of the art, HIPPA compliant and give high quality test results. You can expect to have your results to your ordering physician within 48-72 hours after study is complete.

Preparing for Your In Home Video EEG?

  • Hair must be clean, dry and free of spray and styling products. No weaves or braided hair. Remove wigs and hair extensions.
  • You must wear a button up shirt for initial set up. Wear loose and comfortable clothing, a scarf or hat if desired to cover head leads.
  • Do not get equipment wet. (No showers or baths)
  • Do not scratch your head.
  • Do not participate in any activity that will cause sweating. Do not run, jump, wrestle or participate in any physical activity.
  • Do not chew gum. (Interferes with proper recording)
  • No other electronic devices may be put over the electrodes.
  • A registered EEG technologist will be administering the test. They will contact you the day before to confirm your appointment. At least 30 minutes before their arrival, they will contact you again.
  • Your setup time with the technologist will be approximately 2 hours.
  • Please do not move, unplug or tamper with the equipment.
  • You will have electrodes that are the same as a routine EEG applied to your head. A special glue will be applied to the electrodes to maintain them in place for this type of procedure.
  • After electrodes have been placed, you will be hooked up to a portable device to track your EEG study.
  • A camera will be placed in the room to monitor you. It is important to be in front of the camera at all times.
  • Throughout your study, an EEG technologist will be remotely logging in 2-3 times a day to ensure everything is working correctly.
  • You will be asked to complete a log/diary of your EEG study THIS IS VERY IMPORTANT.
  • When your study has been completed you will have the electrodes removed using an adhesive remover and the recording equipment will be collected.
  • It is common to have paste and glue in your hair after the study. You can use baby oil, Pure Acetone (nail polish remover), hair conditioner applied to dry hair and washing your hair 2-3 times in the shower and combing/brushing hair.
  • The disconnect and collection of equipment will take approximately 1 hour.
  • Throughout the study you can reach the EEG technician on call for questions or concerns, to address any problem with the machine or the study.

Why use Arizona Neuro-Diagnostic Services?

Affordable

  • Medicare, Medicaid and commercial insurance accepted. We accept most insurance plans in Arizona including multiple AHCCCS plans.
  • Significant cost savings.

Comfortable

  • Freedom to move about. Not confined to a hospital room.
  • Able to stay at home for your study.

Innovative

  • Managed by Board Certified Neurologists.
  • HIPPA compliant.
  • Real-time monitoring.

Problem-solving

  • Able to make more informed and accurate diagnosis.

FAQ

The Video EEG Monitoring Test is a more specialized form of an EEG test in which the patient is constantly monitored over a video screen. This allows doctors to observe brainwave activity during the time a seizure or event is occurring.

  • Frequent fainting, shaking activity, spacing out or starring or confusion events.
  • If you continue to have seizures after trying various seizure medications.
  • Patients with confirmed epilepsy, who are experiencing suspected non-epileptic events.
  • Diagnose epilepsy.
  • Unknown or unwitnessed syncope.
  • Transient loss of consciousness of unclear etiology.

Small, metal cups called electrodes are pasted on the scalp by a trained technologist. A paste or glue is used to keep the electrodes firmly in place. If the electrodes are moved, then the quality of the recording will be poor. The electrodes pick up brain electrical activity that is recorded on the computer along with video that records activity that is occurring. During this procedure, the EEG is recorded for a prolonged period between 24-120 hours. You will need to keep a diary with exact times to correlate behavior with events on the EEG as well as recording of activities such as eating and sleeping. This information helps the technologist and the physician when they are reviewing the study to help determine the cause of any seizures.

After the technologist completes your study the ordering doctor will review the study and discuss it with you at your next visit at your ordering doctor’s office.

Most insurance companies, as well as Medicare and Medicaid, will cover the EEG. Arizona Neurodiagnostic Services will work with your physician’s office to get the EEG authorized before your appointment. However, it is the patient’s responsibility to know the benefits (deductible and co-pay) of their insurance coverage. When asked, Arizona Neurodiagnostic Services will let patients know their financial responsibility up front.

About us

Home Video EEG Monitoring is a specialized form of an EEG test in which the patient is constantly monitored over a video screen while recording brain wave activity.