Video telemetry  

Video telemetry is a diagnostic option for patients who are suspected of having epilepsy or a related condition. It can also be an option for patients who have already been diagnosed with epilepsy but are yet to find the best treatment for their condition. 

Our private telemetry suite in the Bloomsbury Ward of The National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery offers a state-of-the-art, comfortable environment for patients who are currently undergoing diagnosis and treatment for epilepsy. 

Results will be monitored in real time and analysed by our expert team of video-telemetry specialist Consultant Neurophysiologists and clinical physiologists, who work at the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, in the only dedicated telemetry unit in the UK. The results of this test will help guide any further treatment. 

Patients will also be cared for by our nursing team during their stay, who are also specialists in the care of patients with neurological conditions. 

What is video telemetry? 

Video-telemetry involves recording brain activity through electroencephalography (also known as EEG), while simultaneously videoing the actions of the patient. This helps to understand seizures or other episodes better and identify the part of the brain that is being affected when these happen. The treatment is non-invasive, with the EEG electrodes attached to the scalp with a glue. Treatment can take place over 24 hours, or longer if required.