Positron tomography in cerebral ischemia. A review

Neuroradiology. 1985;27(6):509-16. doi: 10.1007/BF00340846.


This paper reviews the advances provided by positron emission tomography in the understanding of the pathophysiology of cerebral ischemic disorders in humans. The main focuses are on the evaluation of tissue integrity in recent stroke, distant metabolic effects of circumscribed vascular lesions, and hemodynamic consequences of internal carotid artery occlusion.

MeSH terms

  • Acid-Base Equilibrium
  • Blood Glucose / metabolism
  • Blood Volume
  • Brain / metabolism
  • Brain Ischemia / diagnostic imaging*
  • Brain Ischemia / physiopathology
  • Carotid Artery Diseases / diagnostic imaging
  • Cerebral Infarction / diagnostic imaging
  • Cerebrovascular Circulation
  • Hemodynamics
  • Humans
  • Oxygen Consumption
  • Tomography, Emission-Computed*


  • Blood Glucose