Xenon-133 Dynamic SPECT in Cerebrovascular Disease
Inhalation of xenon-133 gas has reached the stage of useful clinical application in recent years. Besides employment of multiple probes, a dynamic SPECT procedure (DSPECT) was introduced by the group of Lassen (Stokely et al. 1980; Lassen et al. 1981). Since first reports have mainly been aimed at computation methods and technical considerations (Celsis etal. 1981; Bonte and Stokely 1981), clinical results are still the subject of discussion (Buell et al. 1983; Moser et al. 1983; Kanaya et al. 1983).
KeywordsRegional Cerebral Blood Flow Areal Flow Left Internal Carotid Artery Areal Ratio Dynamic SPECT
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