Electroencephalography (EEG) Lab

EEG laboratory Intraoperative Monitoring
EEG laboratory Intraoperative Monitoring

The University of Illinois Medical Center’s EEG laboratory is dedicated to optimizing patient care in a friendly and professional manner to assist in the evaluation and management of neurologic conditions such as epilepsy. The lab oversees inpatient routine and prolonged/video EEG recordings as well as outpatient routine EEG recordings. We strive to make your experience as painless and efficient as possible while providing the doctors with a complete evaluation of the brain wave activity. Our physicians are board-certified neurologists who are board-certified/board-eligible in the field of neurophysiology and/or epilepsy.

Some of the common reasons for an evaluation with EEG include:

  • Episodic stereotyped neurologic symptoms with or without shaking spells
  • Loss of consciousness/confusional states/coma
  • Ongoing management/evaluation of clinical seizures/epilepsy
  • Traumatic brain injury with ongoing neurologic symptoms
  • Identification of a focal area of abnormality that may then be evaluated for surgical intervention

We specialize in the following procedures:

  • Electroencephalograms (EEG): measures the electrical activity of the brain and can be used to evaluate multiple neurologic conditions, including (but not limited to): seizures, epilepsy, encephalopathy, etc.
  • Brainstem Auditory, Visual, and Somatosensory Evoked Potentials
  • Intraoperative Monitoring (IOM): use of EEG and Evoked Potentials to allow real-time monitoring during brain and spinal cord surgeries to assist the surgeons and minimize risk of complications from surgery.