Xenon and iodine enhanced cerebral CT: A closer look.
Xenon and iodine enhanced dynamic computerized tomography (CT) have been used experimentally to obtain both qualitative and quantitative information on local cerebral blood flow in both normal and infarcted tissue. Direct comparisons between Xenon enhancement, iodine enhancement and pathological findings demonstrate significant differences between results derived from each of the 2 in vivo techniques. While iodine enhanced dynamic CT yields valuable information concerning the patency and density of vasculature, xenon enhanced studies can provide highly focal information on cerebral tissue perfusion.
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