Xenon-enhanced CT scanning

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Xenon-enhanced CT scanning is a method of computed tomography (CT scanning) used for neuroimaging in which the subject inhales xenon gas while CT images are made.[1] The method can be used to assess changes in cerebral blood flow in the period shortly after a traumatic brain injury,[1] or to detect or indicate the location of a stroke.[2] The diffusion of the gas into the tissues shows how much blood flow each area is getting.[1]


  1. ^ a b c Zink BJ (March 2001). "Traumatic brain injury outcome: Concepts for emergency care". Ann Emerg Med. 37 (3): 318–32. doi:10.1067/mem.2001.113505. PMID 11223769. 
  2. ^ Mallatt, Elaine N. Marieb, Patricia Brady Wilhelm, Jon. Human anatomy (Seventh edition. ed.). Boston: Pearson. p. "Topics of Anatomy". ISBN 978-0321822413.