leading care at a level 4 epilepsy center
The Dayton Children’s neurology department offers neurodiagnostic testing and ongoing care for children who are experiencing seizures.
A seizure is a sudden surge of electrical activity in the brain that usually affects how a person feels or acts for a short time. A person who has two or more seizures typically is diagnosed with childhood epilepsy.
Some seizures are not very noticeable, while others are disabling. They may be a symptom of an underlying problem, and can be triggered by many things, such as an illness, head injury and sleep deprivation. Family history can also play a role.
Testing helps neurologists understand the cause of the seizures, identify the type of seizures your child is having, develop a comprehensive treatment plan and monitor your child’s progress.
state-of-the-art video electroencephalography (EEG) technology
EEG is used to diagnose the type of seizures a patient is experiencing and determine where seizures are originating in the brain. Dayton Children's uses the newest in EEG technology and is available in every neurology patient room.
Benefits of EEG at Dayton Children's:
- 24/7 Surveillance, an EEG tech monitors your child from a control room on the unit
- Control room on the unit, provides easy access to your child and the care team
- With abnormal readings, the tech and care team are able to quickly discuss with family members
- Real time treatment modifications
- Spacious rooms, added comfort for your child and family
- Superior video capabilities for high-resolution images