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An electroencephalogram (EEG) detects small variations in the electrical activity of your brain. The findings are most commonly used to diagnose seizures, but can also be used to identify other neurological disorders.
A continuous electroencephalogram (cEEG) is an EEG conducted over an extended period of time. This test provides more in-depth findings for difficult to diagnose seizures. Continuous video electroencephalogram (cvEEG ) is performed in the epilepsy monitoring unit (EMU). This test provides a more extensive evaluation of seizures.
Neurologists will use the cvEEG to view how your body behaves during an event, and compare that to the data acquired through cEEG. By analyzing findings from both tests, neurologists can differentiate between epileptic and non-epileptic events.