What to Expect During an EEG or VEEG
Before an EEG begins, we’ll ask your child to lie down on a bed or sit in a chair. An EEG technologist will make small marks on their scalp with a soft pencil. The marks show the technologist where to place the electrodes.
Next, using a cotton swab, we’ll gently rub the marks with lotion. We then use mild glue or paste to attach the small disc electrodes to the scalp. The EEG technologist connects the electrodes to the EEG machine and begins the test.
Step 1. The EEG technologist makes small marks on Mateo's scalp with a soft pencil so she knows where to place the electrodes.
Step 2. Using a cotton swab, the technologist gently rubs the marks on Mateo's scalp with lotion.
Step 3. The EEG technologist uses mild glue or paste to attach the small disc electrodes to Mateo's scalp. She then connects the electrodes to the EEG machine and begins the test.
During the test:
- We will ask your child to remain as still as possible.
- We might ask your child to breathe fast or blow a pinwheel.
- We might ask your child to look at a flashing light.
A VEEG can take anywhere from two to a few days to complete. If your child requires a longer VEEG, we might have them stay at Gillette overnight or for a few days with you or another family member.
See Preparing for Your Visit for more information.