SPECT imaging of moyamoya disease using 99mTc-HM-PAO. Comparison with computed tomography findings.


Journal Article

99mTc-HM-PAO was used to evaluate regional cerebral blood flow in a 26-year-old woman with Moyamoya disease. This patient had an 18-month history of recurrent neurologic deficits and had angiographic evidence of Moyamoya disease. She had used oral contraceptives and cigarettes, but had no other risk factors for stroke. Single photon emission computed tomographic images showed bilateral and asymmetric reductions in blood flow to anterior and lateral brain regions. These findings correlated better with clinical symptomatology and suggested more extensive brain involvement than did computed tomography.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Mountz, JM; Foster, NL; Ackermann, RJ; Bluemlein, L; Petry, NA; Kuhl, DE

Published Date

  • October 1, 1988

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 12 / 4

Start / End Page

  • 247 - 250

PubMed ID

  • 3264230

Pubmed Central ID

  • 3264230

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0149-936X

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/0149-936x(88)90077-x


  • eng