In order to obtain a good recording, it is important that you follow the steps below prior to your QEEG assessment. Please ensure you have completed each step prior to your appointment. Please note that if the QEEG preparations are not followed, it is possible that we will need to reschedule your QEEG for another time.
The evening before your QEEG appointment, wash hair three (3) times with a clarifying or anti-residue shampoo, focusing on the scalp. Do not use conditioner/crème rinse or any other hair product such as gel, mousse, or hairspray until after your appointment. Do not wash hair again in the morning of your appointment. Make sure hair is completely dry before coming for the QEEG.
If you have no hair, you may scrub your scalp with an exfoliating cleanser, or a shampoo and washcloth, followed by cleaning the scalp with an exfoliating toner such as an alpha hydroxyl acid, a beta hydroxyl acid, or a salicylic acid the morning of the QEEG.
Do not drink anything with caffeine within 15 hours prior to the QEEG (e.g. coffee, tea, Red Bull, energy drinks, etc).
Be sure to get a good night’s sleep before your appointment. Let the technician know if you have experienced any sleep disturbance.
Drink plenty of water the day before the QEEG, to hydrate the skin.
If you are sick, please call to reschedule. We want to reschedule even if you only have a cold.
Use the restroom, make any phone calls, and complete any business prior to the start of the QEEG because we will not be able to stop the recording once it begins.