EEG is a real time test so its diagnostic value is weak, especially when looking for subtle seizure activity.
- EEG is only sensitive to brain abnormalities which occur while it is being administered.
- EEG is rarely positive in MTBI or concussion cases.
- EEG is intended to be diagnostically sensitive for seizures. Yet because it only give a report of what happened while “under the hood,” so to speak, it misses most seizure activity.
- EEG is also a very outdated technology. We continue to hope for a breakthrough development where the capacity of something like a smart phone, would be dedicated to a portable EEG device.