Penile blood flow by xenon-133 washout.

  title={Penile blood flow by xenon-133 washout.},
  author={H T Haden and Phillip W. Katz and Thomas P. Mulligan and Nathan D. Zasler},
  journal={Journal of nuclear medicine : official publication, Society of Nuclear Medicine},
  volume={30 6},
Penile erectile failure is often attributed to abnormalities of vascular supply or drainage, but few direct measurements of penile blood flow have been made. We describe the xenon washout method for measurement of penile blood flow, and present the results obtained in a group of normal and impotent subjects. The procedure was performed with standard nuclear imaging equipment. Flaccid-state penile blood flow in the impotent patients studied was not significantly different from the normal group… CONTINUE READING

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