Decompressive hemicraniectomy in a new cat model. Methodological description of the PET study protocol.

@article{Schaller2004DecompressiveHI,
  title={Decompressive hemicraniectomy in a new cat model. Methodological description of the PET study protocol.},
  author={Bernhard Schaller and Rudolf Graf and Yasuhiro Sanada and Klaus Wienhard and W-D Heiss},
  journal={Brain research. Brain research protocols},
  year={2004},
  volume={12 3},
  pages={125-31}
}
Positron emission tomography (PET) is increasingly used to quantify regional hemodynamic and metabolic changes in different animal models. Most of these (multitracer) studies provided important early data on already functionally altered brain tissue, indicating selective vulnerability by a large variability in the functional blood flow threshold of individual neurons. To fill the gap between experimental studies at early time points and rather late clinical studies at well-defined but singular… CONTINUE READING