The neurodiagnostic department of Advocate Aurora Health in Milwaukee was in the middle of a large expansion when the hospital system started admitting COVID-19 patients. Department head, Tabitha Althoff, shares stories from the year.
In newborns with hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy, up to 80% of seizures can be electrographic-only. Detection is best using a combination of EEG and amplitude integrated EEG (aEEG), according to a new review.
A former hotel manager turned neurophysiology unit lead explores how good hospitality helps improve patient satisfaction and grow business. Having happier techs who know they can give their patients the clinical care they deserve enables them to go the extra mile.
Many often turn to natural remedies in their attempts to relieve symptoms and use of essential oils is gaining in popularity. In a new study, scientists are using electroencephalography (EEG) to find out just how these oils impact the brain.
Skin safety is a big concern in the EEG community all year long. But during November, American Diabetes Month, it's a good time to focus on your diabetic patients, as they are some of the most vulnerable to skin injury and infection.
Brain mapping is typically used during epilepsy and tumor removal surgeries in the eloquent cortex. This includes areas near the temporal and frontal lobes where critical functions like speech, movement, hearing, vision, memory, and touch are centered.
A group of researchers out of Boston’s Massachusetts General Hospital recently established that electroencephalography (EEG) can also be used to determine brain age. That can serve as a biomarker for other brain processes.
The growth of computer-driven quantitative EEG is a good thing for neurodiagnostic technologists, despite the fears of job displacement. Techs can learn how to use it and be ready for the jobs it will create — and they can start now.
The quicker medical care is given, the more lives are saved and the less disability people suffer. What many do not know is that this phrase also applies to cases of epilepsy where EEG techs play vital roles.