Your Source for Ambulatory EEG with Video
Long-term video-EEG monitoring has become a mainstay of modern neurological diagnosis and treatment. It has proven critical for differentiating epilepsy from psychogenic events, sleep disorders and other mimickers of seizures. In addition, video-EEG monitoring can characterize the frequency and type of epileptic seizure, as well as localize the area of the brain from which ictal events originate.
Unfortunately, in-hospital monitoring over several days is often not possible for a variety of reasons. Ambulatory EEG systems offer a cost effective alternative. Patients have electrodes applied to their head as an outpatient and go home with a miniature amplifier and recorder on a belt pack. One-to-three days later the patient returns to be disconnected and the data is downloaded to a computerized reading station where it may be interpreted by a neurologist.
Monarch's Video EEG Process
- Physician refers a patient for a video EEG study by faxing a signed referral form to Monarch
- Monarch performs insurance pre-certification prior to patient scheduling
- Patient is set up by an experienced EEG technologist. This set up can occur either in the patient's home or referring physician's office
- EEG and video data are continuously recorded to allow for the capture of patient activity. The patient is provided with a 24 hour support line number.
- Up to 72 hours later, the EEG technologist returns to disconnect the equipment, download the EEG data, and verify the quality of the recording.
- Referring (or reading) physician conducts an interpretation of the results.
What We Provide:
- All necessary diagnostic equipment
- Registered Technicians
- Flexible patient scheduling
- Billing and collections
- Insurance pre-certifications
- The ability for physicians to read their own studies