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Migraine: A Spectrum of Ideas$
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Merton Sandler and Geralyn M. Collins

Print publication date: 1990

Print ISBN-13: 9780192618108

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192618108.001.0001

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Regional cerebral blood flow in migraine

Regional cerebral blood flow in migraine

Chapter:
(p.84) 8. Regional cerebral blood flow in migraine
Source:
Migraine: A Spectrum of Ideas
Author(s):

Jes Olesen

Tom Skyhøj Olsen

Lars Friberg

Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192618108.003.0008

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

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