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10.5 Neurology

Procedures of the Nervous System

cerebrospinal fluid analsis samples of the csf are examined
cerebal angiography x-ray imaging of the arterial blood vessel system in the brain after injectioon of contrast material.
computed tomography (ct) of the brain x-ray technique that generates computerized cross-sectional images of the brain and spinal cord
myelography x-ray imaging of the spinal canal after injection of contrast medium into the subarachnoid space.
magnetic resonance imaging (mri) of the brain magnetic and radio waaves create an image of the brain in all three planes.
positron emission tomography (pet) scan computerized radiologic technique using radioactive glucose to image the metabolic activity of cells.
doppler/ultrasound studies sound waves detect blood flow in the carotid and intracranial arteries.
electroencephalography (eeg) recording of the electrical activity of the brain.
lumbar puncture (lp) csf is withdrawn from between two lumbar vertebrae
stereotactic radiosurgery use of a specialized instrument to locate and treat targets in the brain.
Created by: vikingmedterm