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Ch. 10 Lab Tests

Nervous System Laboratory Tests and Procedures

Cerebrospinal Fluid Analysis Samples of CSF are examined.
Cerebral Angioplasty X-ray imaging of the arterial blood vessels in the brain after injection of contrast material.
Computed Tomography (CT) of the brain Computerized x-ray technique that generates multiple images of the brain and spinal cord.
Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) Magnetic field and pulses of radio wave energy creat images of the brain and spinal cord.
Positron Emission Tomography (PET) scan Radioactive glucose is injected and then detected in the brain 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Lumbar Puncture (LP) CSF is withdrawn from between two lumbar vertebrae for analysis.
Stereotactic Radiosurgery Use of a specialized instrument to locate and treat targets in the brain.
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