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Positron Emission Tomography in Moyamoya Disease

  • Tadashi Nariai

Abstract

The hallmark features of moyamoya disease are a progressive occlusion of bilateral internal carotid arteries and the development of collateral networks to compensate for the reduced cerebral perfusion [1, 2]. Besides these very specific changes, several other conditions can also lead to the chronic cerebral ischemia encountered mainly in younger patients. It thus becomes necessary to evaluate the hemodynamic condition of patients with moyamoya disease in order to understand the pathophysiology of the syndrome and select appropriate treatments for patients individually.

Keywords

Positron Emission Tomography Cerebral Blood Flow Cerebral Perfusion Pressure Cerebral Blood Volume Moyamoya Disease 
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Abbreviations

CBF

cerebral blood flow

CBV

cerebral blood volume

CMRO2

cerebral metabolic rate for oxygen

CPP

cerebral perfusion pressure

CVD

cerebrovascular disease

MTT

mean vascular transit time

OEF

oxygen extraction fraction

PET

positron emission tomography

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of NeurosurgeryTokyo Medical and Dental UniversityBunkyo-kuJapan

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