Wiedmann KD, Wilson JTL, Wyper DJ, Hadley DM, Teasdale GM & Brooks DN (1989) SPECT cerebral blood flow, MR imaging, and neuropsychological findings in traumatic head injury. Neuropsychology, 3 (4), pp. 267-281. https://doi.org/10.1037/h0091749
Investigated 16 patients with diffuse or contusional brain damage and 8 patients with focal lesions 5-22 mo postinjury, using single proton emission computed tomography (SPECT) cerebral blood flow (CBF) measurements and neuropsychological examination. All Ss were aged 16-64 yrs. Compared with 16 controls, the diffuse group showed significant differences on 13 of 24 measures after correction for premorbid differences, whereas the focal group was significantly impaired on only 3 tests after correction. SPECT apparently identified abnormalities not demonstrated on magnetic resonance (MR) imaging and vice versa. Abnormal regional CBF seemed to be related to neuropsychological defects.
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