What is a qEEG Brain Evaluation?
A Quantitative Electroencephalogram (qEEG) is a clinically useful, objective assessment that is used to construct a map of your brainwave activity, identifying electrophysiologic patterns that can be used to identify areas of dysfunction and diagnose 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, a qEEG measures brain activity.
The qEEG brain scan produces a series of visual “brain maps” 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 involves placing a non-invasive EEG cap onto the patients head. Subsequent qEEGs will be administered in order to measure progress and adjust treatment as necessary.