Epilepsy Monitoring Unit (EMU)
If your epileptic seizures are not responding adequately to the medicines you take, ask your doctor if a monitoring study could help you. If you're a candidate for epilepsy surgery, a monitoring study might also be beneficial. A monitoring study provides a detailed analysis of brain activity over a longer period of time. It allows your doctor to look for details that can lead to new treatment options.
- You’ll have a private room in our dedicated EMU for five to seven days.
- Your room will have a microphone and special video equipment to track your seizure activity.
- Electrodes will be placed on your head, but you can move around your room.
- Our epilepsy team will track and record your brain activity continuously, around the clock.
- We may change your medications or introduce stressors such as light, sound or less sleep to induce seizure activity so that we can record its impact.
At all times while you are in the EMU, our team of epilepsy doctors, nurses and EEG technologists are actively monitoring your condition so you'll be safe. You are in a comfortable setting, able to communicate with us at any time. Together, we will track your condition, gain new insight and pursue every possible treatment to minimize seizure activity. With some of the top epileptologists in the country on our team, answers are here.