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Why do they perform a blood flow measurement in the brain?
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Dr. Robert Carroll
Nuclear Medicine
In brief: DIAGNOSE STROKE
Blockage of blood supply within the brain can be ischemic or hemmoragic.
Embolic stroke is common from atrial fibrillation of the heart. Diseases such as alzheimers or frontal-temporal dementia can be diagnosed with positron emission tomography using a tiny dose of radioactive sugar. Blood flow is measured indirectly by the pattern of brain metabolism.

In brief: DIAGNOSE STROKE
Blockage of blood supply within the brain can be ischemic or hemmoragic.
Embolic stroke is common from atrial fibrillation of the heart. Diseases such as alzheimers or frontal-temporal dementia can be diagnosed with positron emission tomography using a tiny dose of radioactive sugar. Blood flow is measured indirectly by the pattern of brain metabolism.
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