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A Journal on Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging
Affiliated to the Society of Radiopharmaceutical Sciences and to the International Research Group of Immunoscintigraphy
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The Quarterly Journal of Nuclear Medicine 1998 June;42(2):126-32

PEDIATRICS II 

 ORIGINAL ARTICLES

Cere­bral ­imaging in paed­i­at­rics

Gordon I.

From the ­Great ­Ormond ­Street Hos­pital for Chil­dren, ­London, Eng­land

Radio­iso­tope ­brain ­imaging has ­focused ­mainly on ­regional cere­bral ­blood ­flow (­rCBF). How­ever the use of ­ligands ­which go to spe­cific ­receptor ­sites is ­being intro­duced in paed­i­at­rics, ­mainly psy­chi­atry. ­rCBF is poten­tially avail­able in ­many insti­tu­tions, espe­cially ­with the avail­ability of ­multi-­headed ­gamma cam­eras. The use of ­this tech­nique in paed­i­at­rics ­requires spe­cial atten­tion to ­detail in the ­manner of ­data acqui­si­tion and han­dling the ­child. The inter­pre­ta­tion of the ­rCBF ­study in a ­child ­requires knowl­edge of ­normal ­brain mat­u­ra­tion. The ­major clin­ical use in paed­i­at­rics is epi­lepsy ­because of the ­advances in sur­gery and the fre­quency of com­plex par­tial sei­zures. ­Other indi­ca­tions in paed­i­atric neu­rology ­include ­brain ­death, ­acute neu­ro­log­ical ­loss ­including ­stroke, lan­guage dis­or­ders, cere­bral ­palsy, hyper­ten­sion due to ren­o­vas­cular dis­ease, trau­matic ­brain ­injury and ­migraine. ­There are paed­i­atric psy­cho­log­ical con­di­tions in ­which ­rCBF has ­been under­taken, ­these ­include ano­rexia ner­vosa, ­autism, ­Gilles de la Tour­ette syn­drome (GTS) and atten­tion def­icit dis­order-hyper­ac­tivity (­ADHD). ­Research ­using dif­ferent ­ligands to spe­cific ­receptor ­sites ­will ­also be ­reviewed in paed­i­at­rics.

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