PHOENIX — Mayo Clinic physicians in Arizona have shown that tablet computers can be used to analyze electroencephalogram or EEG results outside of the clinic or hospital. Their study findings were recently presented at the American Academy of Neurology conference in San Diego.
“The fact that this gives doctors the ability to read EEG results from anywhere can only help patients in the long run,” says Matthew Hoerth, M.D., a neurologist at Mayo Clinic in Arizona.
An EEG is a painless procedure that uses electrodes attached to a person’s scalp to detect electrical activity in the brain. Brain cells are constantly communicating via electrical impulses, even when someone is asleep. T