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SPECT cerebral blood flow, MR imaging, and neuropsychological findings in traumatic head injury

Citation
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

Abstract
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.

Journal
Neuropsychology: Volume 3, Issue 4

StatusPublished
Author(s)Wiedmann, Klaus D; Wilson, J T Lindsay; Wyper, David J; Hadley, Donald M; Teasdale, Graham M; Brooks, D Neil
Publication date31/12/1989
PublisherAmerican Psychological Association
ISSN0894-4105
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