QEEG Brain Scans

The Perth Brain Centre uses the latest functional brain imaging technology known as Quantitative Electroencephalogram (QEEG) Brain Scans and 3-Dimensional Brain Mapping, using Low-resolution Electromagnetic Tomography (LORETA).

Whilst most health professionals are familiar with Clinical EEG, many are not familiar with the sub-speciality of QEEG. QEEG was initially developed in the 1960s by researchers at The Brain Research Institute at The University of California (UCLA), who were working alongside NASA to develop a method of detailed analysis to help understand the effects of space travel on the human brain. Over the past 50 years QEEG has developed to be a primary tool in research neuroscience with almost 1000 studies published in peer-reviewed journals.

Research shows that QEEG can contribute to the diagnosis of neurological conditions such as ADHD, Anxiety, Autism Spectrum Disorders, Chronic Headaches, Cognitive Problems (including memory loss) and Depression. At The Perth Brain Centre QEEG is most widely used to help understand how the brain is working, for example by localising areas of hypo-activity or hyper-activity. This information is used to help develop targeted  treatment programmes and to monitor progress.

QEEG is not the same as Clinical EEG, and is not used to diagnose epilepsy. However we use specialised software which automatically detects seizures and spike activity, the presence of which would prompt onward referral.

QEEG analysis is a distinct sub-speciality and only those individuals trained and examined as competent in QEEG Analysis are recognised as Board-Certified.