[Skip to Content]
font size
Increase
   (+)
Restore
   Default
Decrease
   (-)
We're all about keeping kids healthy - at any age
Kids

Word! EEG (Electroencephalogram)

EEG (Electroencephalogram)

Say: ee-lek-tro-en-sef-uh-lo-gram

Doctors use electroencephalograms to figure out what's going on in your brain. A special machine measures your brain waves to create an electroencephalogram. No matter what you're doing (even sleeping), your brain gives off electric waves. An electroencephalogram machine measures these electric waves and shows where and how big they are. Pretty neat, huh? Some kids have a lot of extra electricity flowing inside their brain, which can cause things called seizures. An electroencephalogram does not hurt and it can help doctors decide how to treat these kids.

The Barbara Bush Children's Hospital is a department of Maine Medical Center