Brain Death

  • Ruth Thiex
  • Sebastian Schulz-Stübner


Brain death is defined as the complete and irreversible loss of all brain functions in many countries. The irreversibility can be determined after an adequate observation period or by ancillary tests such as cerebral angiography or electroencephalography. This chapter outlines the clinical criteria of brain death and the role of neuroimaging techniques in the presence of confounding factors that do not allow the diagnosis of brain death on clinical grounds alone.


Cerebral Blood Flow Brain Death Cerebral Angiography Radionuclide Angiography Internal Cerebral Vein 
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© Springer-Verlag London 2014

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of NeurosurgeryProvidence Regional Medical Center EverettEverettUSA
  2. 2.Deutsches Beratungszentrum für HygieneFreiburgGermany

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