Feasibility of superficial temporal artery as the input artery for cerebral perfusion CT.

@article{Sheikh2009FeasibilityOS,
  title={Feasibility of superficial temporal artery as the input artery for cerebral perfusion CT.},
  author={Kiran Sheikh and Matthew J. Schipper and Ellen G Hoeffner},
  journal={AJR. American journal of roentgenology},
  year={2009},
  volume={192 6},
  pages={W321-9}
}
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to determine whether the superficial temporal artery as a surrogate arterial input function, compared with the anterior cerebral artery as the arterial input function, generates accurate perfusion CT maps with significant correlates for cerebral blood flow, cerebral blood volume, and mean transit time. MATERIALS AND METHODS One hundred perfusion CT examinations performed on 90 patients (51 women and girls, 39 men and boys) were retrospectively reviewed… CONTINUE READING