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Regional cerebral blood flow in migraine

Jes Olesen, Tom Skyhøj Olsen and Lars Friberg

in Migraine: A Spectrum of Ideas

Published in print March 1990 | ISBN: 9780192618108
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191724305 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192618108.003.0008
Regional cerebral blood flow in migraine

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Several methods for measuring regional cerebral blood flow (rCBF) are now available. Each method and equipment has its own advantages and drawbacks. The xenon-133 (133Xe) inhalation or injection techniques and the recording of rCBF with systems of stationary or rotating γ-radiation detectors have, until now, been the most useful methods for studying migraine patients. With these methods it is possible to repeat measurements before, during, and after a migraine attack in the same patient and, thereby, to elucidate the course of dynamic rCBF changes. Almost all the rCBF studies referred to in this chapter were carried out with the 133Xe technique.

Keywords: regional cerebral blood flow; xenon-133; γ-radiation detectors; migraine patients; inhalation technique; migraine attacks

Chapter.  8231 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Neuroscience

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