Transcranial Doppler

Chapter

Abstract

Transcranial Doppler sonography (TCD), initially developed in the early 1980s, has found a niche in the neurocritical care setting. Today, it is most commonly used to identify vasospasm in patients who have sustained an aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH). As TCD technology has improved, it has become more accurate as a tool for assessing the intracranial vasculature hemodynamics and increasingly is being used as a diagnostic modality for other neurologic pathology.

Keywords

Ischemia 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Division of Anesthesiology-Critical Care Medicine, Department of AnesthesiologyVanderbilt University Medical CenterNashvilleUSA

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