Diagnostic Tests in Neurology

  • G. D. Perkin

Part of the Diagnostic Tests Series book series (DTS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
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  15. Back Matter
    Pages 313-322

About this book


In writing this book, I have attempted to provide information about the relative value of particular investigations in various neurological disorders. The book is divided into sections dealing with the methods of investigation, the investigation of particular symptoms, the investigation of specific neurological conditions and neurological emergencies. Finally, the assessment of certain disorders suggesting a particular anatomical localization, for example isolated optic atro­ phy, is considered. Following an appraisal of the literature, each section ends with a recommendation regarding appropriate investigation. In some in­ stances this is supported by an algorithm. Specific recommendations have been attempted despite the risk of producing over-dogmatic criteria for patient management. A small amount of illustrative material is included. I am grateful to colleagues at Charing Cross Hospital who have provided some of the illustrations. Figs 1. 4, 2. 1 and 10. 2 are reproduced from Atlas of Clinical Neurology, by G. D. Perkin eta/. , Gower Medical Publishing, 1986, courtesy of the publishers. Fig. 3, in Chapter 4, is reproduced from Brain, vol. 2 104, 753-78, 1981, courtesy of the editor and Dr. R. S. J. Frackowiak. Fig. 6, in the same chapter, is reproduced from Fig. 62 in the Atlas of Positron Emission Tomography, edited by E-D. Heiss et al. , Springer-Verlag, 1985, courtesy of the publishers and Dr. J. C. Maziotta. Fig. 3 in Chapter 6 is reproduced from Fig.


brain neurology positron emission tomography (PET)

Authors and affiliations

  • G. D. Perkin
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of NeurologyCharing Cross HospitalLondonUK

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media New York 1988
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-0-412-28400-7
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4899-3320-1
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