Instrumentation and electrode placement

Respir Care Clin N Am. 2005 Dec;11(4):605-15, viii. doi: 10.1016/j.rcc.2005.08.004.


The field of sleep diagnostics and polysomnography has increased significantly in the past 2 decades, and the need for expertly trained and qualified technologists has never been greater. This article instructs the therapist in the importance of proper patient hookup, reviews the 10-20 international system of electrode placement, considers accurate placement of electrodes and sensors, and discusses the use of various instrumentation.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Electrodes
  • Electroencephalography / instrumentation
  • Electroencephalography / methods
  • Electrooculography / instrumentation
  • Electrooculography / methods
  • Humans
  • Polysomnography / instrumentation
  • Polysomnography / methods*
  • Sleep Wake Disorders / diagnosis*