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brain scan

n.
A scintigram of the brain, used to identify cerebral blood flow and to detect intracranial masses, lesions, tumors, or infarcts.
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The scientists then examined the origin of the brain scan signal and found that it arose as the rodents' brains were consuming more energy and utilising much more of the oxygen in the cerebral blood.
YOUNG Rhondda talent Alex Hughes finally makes his first ring walk next weekend -two years after a failed brain scan threatened to KO his career before it even started.
But for legal reasons, he and other participants on the Channel 4 programmes had to take the drug alone and then sit though tests and a brain scan.
A brain scan using Positron Emission Tomography (PET) imag-ing and a new radioactive dye can detect early evidence of Alzheimer's disease (AD) in patients with mild or no cognitive impairment, according to a Duke University Medical Center study.
The team has created a chemical marker called FDDNP that binds to both plaque and tangle deposits--the hallmarks of Alzheimer's disease--which can then be viewed using a positron emission tomography (PET) brain scan, providing a "window into the brain.
A TEENAGE girl was taken to hospital for a brain scan in the early hours of this morning after receiving head injuries during an assault in a 24-hour store.
Summary: Children could in future be screened for autism using a 15 minute brain scan developed by British scientists.
SCIENTISTS have devised a brain scan to detect autism in adults, doctors reveal today.
CLASH VIERI, who failed to complete the course in a 575m final at Romford on Friday, suffered a seizure during the race and is to undergo a brain scan before any track comeback is considered, writes Jonathan Kay.
Using the model, the scientists successfully used the brain scan to predict which photo one volunteer was looking at 92 percent of the time.
Only 38 per cent of West Midland stroke victims receive a vital brain scan to confirm their diagnosis within 24 hours.
A chest radiograph revealed air and pus outside the lining of the lung (a condition known as hydropneumothorax), and a brain scan showed four abscesses.