Video telemetry | Diagnosing epilepsy | About epilepsy

Video telemetry

Video telemetry involves video monitoring taking place at the same time as the EEG recording.

The main advantage over the ambulatory EEG is that the person’s activities and movements are recorded at the same time as their brainwaves. Another advantage is that additional electrodes can be positioned elsewhere for a more detailed recording.

A disadvantage of video telemetry is that the person will need to spend most of their time in the same room, which can be quite tedious especially for young children.

Although this test can continue for up to a week, it usually lasts between 1-3 days. A parent or guardian must accompany the person having telemetry.

Young Epilepsy Health Services

As part of our epilepsy assessment service, children and young people are given a diagnostic assessment in our video telemetry suite. 

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The total number of children aged 4 years and under with epilepsy is approximately 1 in 509.

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