What is an Electrophysiologic Brain Evaluation?
An electrophysiologic study of the brain is a clinically useful, objective assessment that is used to construct a functional 'map' of your brainwave activity, identifying wave patterns that can be used to identify areas of dysfunction and conditions originating in the brain (ADD/ADHD, autism, depression, anxiety, etc.). While typical brain imaging techniques such as MRIs, CAT scans and x-rays measure brain structure, the techniques Dr. Keifer uses measures brain activity.
This type of functional brain assessment allows us to identify wave patterns in different areas of the brain that are analyzed in order to understand what is happening in the brain, where it is happening and how problematic the issue is. This brain mapping is painless and takes just a few minutes of your time. Subsequent electrophysiologic studies will be administered in order to measure progress and adjust treatment as necessary.