CRMC offers VEEG service

HARRIS, NY — Catskill Regional Medical Center will now offer video electroencephalogram (VEEG) services to adult inpatients with seizure or other brain disorders. The VEEG monitoring test is a specialized form of an electroencephalogram (EEG) test in which the inpatient is constantly monitored by video. This allows doctors to observe brainwave activity during the time a seizure is occurring. CRMC has also added seizure detection software, Persyst, that helps the physician easily identify any seizure activity in the EEG.

Catskill Regional Medical Center Chief Executive Officer Jonathan Schiller said the service will result in fewer patients being transferred out of Sullivan County for the diagnosis of seizure disorders and more timely care for newly diagnosed patients. It can also be beneficial for patients with other brain disorders.

The majority of seizures in these patients cannot be detected without VEEG monitoring. The gold standard in the diagnosis of epileptic and non-epileptic seizures is a recording during a VEEG monitoring.

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