Considerations of brain death on a SPECT cerebral perfusion study

G. Valle, P. Ciritella, M. G. Bonetti, F. Dicembrino, E. Perrone, G. P. Perna

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Brain death imaging is often a diagnostic challenge. Cerebral angioscintigraphy is extensively used for this analysis, but this test does not allow the perfusion evaluation of the posterior fossa. The authors report a case in which a SPECT study showed persistence of blood frow in infratentorial structures with total absence of cerebral (supratentorial) perfusion. This finding excluded the diagnosis of brain death.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)953-954
Number of pages2
JournalClinical Nuclear Medicine
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - 1993

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Radiological and Ultrasound Technology


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