A Video EEG test records an EEG and a video at the same time. The purpose is to be able to see the event and compare the EEG records at the same time. Sounds are also recorded.
- Video-EEG This helps to differentiate an epileptic from non-epileptic seizure.
- It helps to record seizure and classify it.
- It helps to pinpoint the region of the brain where seizures begin. Locating the region precisely is essential if epilepsy surgery is being considered.
Video EEG tests can be done at home or in the outpatient setting, like an EEG lab. The duration of tests can vary from 2 hours to 48 hours depending on the need. We often do the test for 2 to 8 hours.