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Data Processors, Tape Recording, Electroencephalography

Definition : Data processors designed to acquire and process digital data obtained from electroencephalographic signals previously recorded on tape. Data is transferred from the electroencephalographic recorder to the processor (also known as a electroencephalogram scanner) for quantification, processing, display, and storage using dedicated software; the processor may also generate reports. Due to the large amount of data recorded, scanning techniques are used to decrease review time. Electroencephalography processors data are used with taped continuous and event data; they are intended mainly for the detection of cerebral problems, such as temporary abnormalities (e.g., seizures), and sleep disorders and to check the progress of therapy (e.g., antiepileptic drugs) over a relatively long period of time (e.g., 24 to 72 hours).

Entry Terms : "Scanners, Long-Term Recording, Electroencephalography" , "Electroencephalography Tape Recording Processors" , "Ambulatory Monitors"

UMDC code : 24523

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