Hybrid imaging in vegetative state

Carlo Cavaliere, Marco Aiello, Andrea Soddu

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Since the invention of the artificial respirator in the 1950s, the rate of patients that survive from traumatic accidents, prolonged cardiac arrest, and other brain-damaging conditions [1] has dramatically increased. This innovation has led to a wide and often undefined spectrum of clinical syndromes and disorders of consciousness (DOC) [2], including patients ‘awakening’ from the acute phase of coma but without any sign of voluntary interaction with the environment.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPET-CT and PET-MRI in Neurology: SWOT Analysis Applied to Hybrid Imaging
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Number of pages3
ISBN (Electronic)9783319316147
ISBN (Print)9783319316123
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2016

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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