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11 Cards in this Set

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cerebrospinal fluid analysis
samples of CSF are examined
cerebral angiography
x-ray images of the blood vessel system in the brain after injection of contrast material
computed tomograpy (CT) of the brain
x-rays compose a computereized cross-secitonal image of hte brain and spinal cord
x-ray images of the spinal cord after injection of contrast medium into the subarachnoid space
magnetic resonance imagine (MRI) of the brain
magnetic and radio waves create an image of eht brain in all three planes
positron emission tomography (PET) scan
images produced after injection of radioactive glucose or oxygen
Doppler/ultrasound studies
using sound waves to detect blood flow in the carotid and intracranial arteries
electroencephalography (EEG)
recording of the elctrical activity of the brain
lumbar (spinal) puncture (LP)
CSF is withdrawn from between two lumbar vertebrae
stereotactic radiosurgery
use of a specialized instrument ot locate targets in the brain
gamma knife
treats deep and often inaccessible intracranial brain tumors adn abnormal blood vessel masses (ateriovenous malformations) without surgical incision