John Libbey Eurotext

Epileptic Disorders

The Educational Journal of the International League Against Epilepsy

The role of EEG in the diagnosis and classification of the epilepsy syndromes: a tool for clinical practice by the ILAE Neurophysiology Task Force (Part 1) Volume 19, numéro 3, September 2017

Figure 1.01

EEG diagnostic pathway; from the initial referral to the final report. The white boxes in the upper row show the main tasks and requirements in each stage of the orderly EEG process from the initial request to the final report to maximize its diagnostic contribution. For example, individualization of the recording relies on the completeness of the diagnostic hypothesis of the referring physician and the provided clinical information on the request form, but also on additional information obtained by the EEG technologist (see section 1.4 in the text). The grey boxes in the lower row show the main objectives of each stage of the EEG process, culminating in the important role of the EEG in clinical diagnosis and taxonomy.