Computed tomographic angiography for determination of brain death

J Comput Assist Tomogr. Jul-Aug 2005;29(4):528-31. doi: 10.1097/01.rct.0000165795.07109.52.


A 69-year-old woman developed deep coma and brain stem areflexia after subarachnoid hemorrhage. Due to unstable vital signs, she was not a candidate for an apnea test. Computed tomographic angiography revealed absence of intracranial circulation, and brain death was diagnosed.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Aged
  • Brain / blood supply
  • Brain Death / diagnosis*
  • Cerebral Angiography / methods*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage / complications
  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed / methods*