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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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In many paediatric patients in coma due to severe and acute central nervous system damage, BD diagnosis is made by consecutive neurological examinations made every 12 h, confirmatory radiological tests for cerebral blood flow (DSA, CTA, MRA, transcranial Doppler ultrasonography (USG) and brain scintigraphy) or by one of the electrophysiological tests with less diagnostic value (EEG and evoked potentials) and apnoea tests.
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