The Two-Minutes-Flow-Index (TMFI)

  • H. Hutten
  • M. Brock

Abstract

While performing clinical rCBF functional tests it is difficult to maintain the patient in a stationary condition over the entire clearance period. For this reason it has become a common practice to restrict the recording of the clearance curves to the first 2 min [1, 2, 3]. This gives rise to one question:
  1. 1.

    Is it possible to evaluate the information contained in these 2 min of the clearance curve so as to obtain a quantifiable measure for rCBF?

     

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References

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    Høedt-Rasmussen, K., E. Skinhøj, O. Paulson, J. Ewald, J. K. Bjerrum, A. Fahrenkrug, and N. A. Lassen: Regional cerebral blood flow in acute apoplexy. Arch. Neurol. 17, 271 (1967).PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar
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    Paulson, O.: Regional cerebral blood flow at rest and during functional tests in occlusive and non-occlusive cerebrovascular disease. Presented at the International CBF Symposium, Mainz, April 1969 (this volume, p. 111).Google Scholar

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin · Heidelberg 1969

Authors and Affiliations

  • H. Hutten
    • 1
  • M. Brock
    • 1
  1. 1.Physiological Institute and Neurosurgical DepartmentUniversity of MainzGermany

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