An electroencephalogram (EEG) records and measures electrical activity in the brain and is used to help diagnose seizure disorders, screen for delirium and dementia, evaluate head injuries, and examine brain activity in comatose individuals. While the introduction of digital EEGs carries the promise of better accuracy, it requires that physicians and technologists be specially trained. This sophisticated and practical collection of teaching tools uses digital EEGs-to be read as they would be in practice-to provide a comprehensive introduction to all EEGs and to ease the transition from the paper to the digital format for neurologists and technologists. It incorporates multimedia presentation and interactive digital EEG and video to help physicians and technicians recognize common normal and abnormal EEG patterns represented in a digital format. The atlas presents EEG patterns in a logical sequence, beginning with normal adult and pediatric patterns, working through variants and abnormalities, and concluding with abnormal neonatal patterns.
This book is accompanied by an EEG reading system on DVD that allows the reader to review "live" EEG, facilitating training on formatting EEG for review and rapidly cross-linking between similar and related EEG patterns. In addition, the atlas contains a primer on reading EEG, a software tutorial on how to read digital EEG, an EEG self-test, a collection of MRI images showing positions of standard EEG electrodes over the brain, and video examples of common types of seizures.
Gregory L. Krauss, M.D., is an associate professor of neurology and director of the Adult Epilepsy Clinic at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Robert S. Fisher, M.D., Ph.D., is the Maslah Saul, M.D., Professor of Neurology and director of the Stanford Comprehensive Epilepsy Center at the Stanford University School of Medicine.