Assessment of cerebral blood flow in man by video dilution technique: A preliminary report

B. M T Lantz, A. B. Dublin, John P McGahan, Daniel P Link

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Video dilution technique (VDT) is currently performed in conjunction with routine cerebral angiography to determine carotid blood flow in humans. Preliminary results indicate that the blood flows (as a percentage of cardial output) of the common, internal, and external carotid arteries are 8.5%, 5.5% and 3.0% respectively (SD<1%). In contradistinction to previous techniques, VDT provides a safe and highly accurate method of determining carotid blood flow in human subjects. The usefulness of this technique in normal and pathologic states is discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)181-187
Number of pages7
JournalInvestigative Radiology
Issue number3
StatePublished - 1981


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Radiological and Ultrasound Technology

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