The electroencephalogram (EEG) is essential to the accurate diagnosis of many neurologic disorders. The Second Edition ofAtlas of EEG Patterns sharpens readers’ interpretation skills with an even larger array of both normal and abnormal EEG pattern figures and text designed to optimize recognition of telltale findings. Trainees will benefit from hundreds of EEG figures, helping them spot abnormalities and identify the pattern name.
Experienced neurologists will find the book excellent as a quick reference
and when trying to distinguish a finding from similarly appearing patterns.
Organized by EEG pattern, the Atlas orients you to the basics of EEG, helps the reader identify the characteristic EEG wave features and leads you to the EEG diagnosis through a table that organizes all of the EEG patterns according to their wave features. The Atlas includes the full range of EEG patterns from the common rhythms to the rare findings, and it also includes numerous examples of artifacts.
NEW in the Second Edition…
- Solution Site with full text and image bank.
- An extensive table guides you from EEG wave features to a list of EEG patterns that have the features, then to detailed descriptions and examples of each pattern.
- Over 150 new EEG figures from an established EEG laboratory sharpen your interpretation skills using real-world examples.
Table of Contents
Section I Introduction
1. Introduction to EEG Interpretation
Section II Categorization by Pattern Features
2. Pattern Categorization by EEG Features
Section III Patterns
3. Alpha Activity
5. Benign Epileptiform Transients of Sleep
6. Beta Activity
7. Breach Effect
8. Burst-Suppression Pattern
9. Cone Waves
10. Delta Activity
11. Fourteen and Six Per Second Positive Bursts
12. Hypersynchronous Slowing
13. Ictal Epileptiform Patterns
14. Interictal Epileptiform Patterns
16. Lambda Waves
17. Low Voltage EEG and Electrocerebral Inactivity
19. Occipital Spikes of Blindness
20. Paroxysmal Fast Activity
21. Periodic Epileptiform Discharges
22. Phantom Spike and Wave
23. Photic Stimulation Responses
24. Positive Occipital Sharp Transients of Sleep
25. Posterior Slow Waves of Youth
26. Saw-Tooth Waves of REM Sleep
27. Sleep Spindles
28. Subclinical Rhythmic Electrographic Discharge of Adults
29. Theta Activity
30. Triphasic Pattern
31. Vertex Sharp Transients