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Brain Blood Flow and Neuroreceptor Imaging

  • University College NHS Foundation Trust and University College London

Abstract

In 1985, scientists working at Amersham, UK, developed a first agent (hexamethylpropylenamine oxime – HMPAO - Ceretec) capable of traversing the intact blood brain barrier, with cerebral distribution according to blood flow (CBF).Capable of being labelled with Tc-99m, this discovery represented a major step in the development of imaging agents for single photon emission tomography. A first in man study was performed at the Institute of Nuclear Medicine and reported at a meeting of the British Institute of Radiology in February 1985.

Keywords

Cerebral Blood Flow Single Photon Emission Tomography Focal Epilepsy Intracerebral Haematoma Brain Blood Flow 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2012

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  • University College NHS Foundation Trust and University College London

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