PET Studies During Hypnosis and Hypnotic Suggestion
Positron emission tomography (PET) is a sensitive measure of brain function. It detects not only the effects of structured stimuli, but also the effects of adventitious endogenous and exogenous events on regional blood flow and metabolism. As a result, the “normal” PET study, both at rest and in response to activation procedures, may be more difficult to characterize than the abnormal study (1).
KeywordsPositron Emission Tomography Cerebral Blood Flow Irritable Bowel Syndrome Positron Emission Tomography Study Cerebral Blood Flow Response
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