Accession Number:

AD0722265

Title:

Brain, Behavior, and Intracerebral Blood Flow: Intracerebral Electrographic Studies in the Human Brain.

Descriptive Note:

Final technical rept. Jan 70-Jan 71,

Corporate Author:

GAUSTAD HOSPITAL OSLO (NORWAY) EEG RESEARCH LAB

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1971-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

33.0

Abstract:

With the safe hydrogen technique, regional Cerebral Blood Flow rCBF has been measured around 16-19 intra cerebral platinum electrodes in 14 patients. Computer program for rCBF calculations gives reasonable results. Observation of spontaneous and induced changes of short, 3-4 min. or long, 1-4 hours, duration have been accomplished without needles or catheters in the blood vessels. The patient is unrestrained lying on a couch. The accomplishment for the first time of observations of focal longitudinal fluctuation of blood flow over prolonged periods has added a new dimension to the study of the blood flow in the brain. The longitudinal signatures in the data represent a new contribution to knowledge of cerebral blood flow, important for the Army in improving methods for treating brain trauma and combat head injuries, as well as for neurosurgery in general. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Anatomy and Physiology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE