News tagged with perfusion

CT perfusion imaging better IDs CAD than SPECT

(HealthDay)—Computed tomographic (CT) perfusion imaging shows higher overall diagnostic performance than single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) perfusion imaging for the diagnosis of coronary ...

Aug 11, 2014
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Light assists in monitoring brain injuries

The information about alterations in cerebral perfusion is of crucial importance in treatment of patients with severe neurological injuries. The medical equipment used in clinics does not allow, however, ...

Aug 29, 2013
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When less is more: New protocol limits use of SPECT MPI

A new stress test protocol that investigates reducing the use of perfusion imaging in low risk patients undergoing SPECT myocardial perfusion imaging for possible angina symptoms was found to be diagnostically safe, revealed ...

May 05, 2013
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Perfusion

In physiology, perfusion is the process of nutritive delivery of arterial blood to a capillary bed in the biological tissue. The word is derived from the French verb "perfuser" meaning to "pour over or through."

Tests of adequate perfusion are a part of the patient assessment process performed by medical or emergency personnel. The most common methods include evaluating skin color, temperature, condition and capillary refill.

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