Positron Emission Tomography in Moyamoya Disease

  • Tadashi Nariai


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.


Positron Emission Tomography Cerebral Blood Flow Cerebral Perfusion Pressure Cerebral Blood Volume Moyamoya Disease 
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cerebral blood flow


cerebral blood volume


cerebral metabolic rate for oxygen


cerebral perfusion pressure


cerebrovascular disease


mean vascular transit time


oxygen extraction fraction


positron emission tomography


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Authors and Affiliations

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

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