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Special Issue "Cerebral Blood Flow and Metabolism"
A special issue of International Journal of Molecular Sciences (ISSN 1422-0067). This special issue belongs to the section "Molecular Pathology, Diagnostics, and Therapeutics".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 October 2017).
Prof. Dr. Kuniaki Ogasawara Website E-Mail
Department of Neurosurgery, Iwate Medical University School of Medicine, Uchimaru 19-1, 020-8505 Morioka, Japan
Interests: surgery for cerebrovascular diseases; cerebral blood flow and metabolism; brain positron emission tomography; brain single-photon emission tomography; cognitive changes due to cerebrovascular diseases and surgery
Cerebral blood flow and metabolism in the human brain can be imaged using magnetic resonance, positron emission tomography, single-photon emission tomography, infrared spectroscopy, and so on. Magnetic resonance, two-dimensionally, displays cerebral metabolism on spectroscopy, as well as cerebral blood flow on arterial spin labeling. Positron emission tomography three-dimensionally shows amino acid, nucleic acid, and neuroreceptor, as well as cerebral blood flow and metabolism. Single-photon emission tomography also three-dimensionally shows neuroreceptor, as well as cerebral blood flow. Infrared spectroscopy two-dimensionally displays a function of cerebral blood flow and metabolism on high time resolution. These two- or three-dimensional cerebral blood flow and metabolism imaging modalities are currently applied for research of physiological brain functions or investigation of pathophysiological brain states in clinical settings. For example, cognitive function in neurodegenerative and cerebrovasvular diseases has been discussed from the viewpoint of regional cerebral blood flow and metabolism.
This Special Issue of IJMS provides a comprehensive synopsis of the state-of-the-art in cerebral blood flow and metabolism in human brain, in particular, pathophysiological brain states in clinical settings including mechanisms, diagnosis, and therapy.
Dr. Kuniaki Ogasawara
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- magnetic resonance
- positron emission tomography
- single-photon emission tomography
- infrared spectroscopy
- neurodegenerative disease
- cerebrovasvular disease
- head trauma
- brain function