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Transcranial Doppler

Functional transcranial Doppler (TCD) ultrasound follows the same principles and assumptions of other applications of the Doppler effect to measure blood flow velocity in the main intracranial vessels non-invasively and with high accuracy. These measurements reflect cerebral blood flow in the brain regions supplied by the vessel under investigation, and can be utilised as a measure of general cerebral blood flow following nutritional interventions and during cognitive tasks.

Capability

Monitoring of blood flow velocity in the middle, anterior and posterior cerebral arteries.

Equipment

Hardware: Digi-Lite Digital Transcranial Doppler (Rimed).

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Northumbria University
Newcastle upon Tyne
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