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Title: 
Brain perfusion part 1: regulation mechanisms and measurements of brain perfusion
Author(s): 
T. WAELBERS, K. PEREMANS, I. GIELEN, S. VERMEIRE, M. DOOM, I. POLIS
Abstract: 

Diagnostic procedures aimed at in vivo evaluation of brain perfusion as an indirect measure of brainfunction are becoming available for use in small animal medicine, though in contrast with human medicine,these procedures frequently require anesthesia. Besides the direct influence of anesthetics on cerebralperfusion, anesthesia can also cause changes in blood pressure and in arterial carbon dioxide and oxygentensions. All these parameters have an influence on cerebral perfusion, so it is crucial to understand cerebralblood supply and its regulation when measuring cerebral blood flow.The requirements of anesthesia when using the different diagnostic techniques, together with the technicalproperties of these techniques, are highlighted in this paper.

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