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Effect of ultrasound on regional cerebral blood flow in neonatal rats.

Authors
Type
Published Article
Journal
Ultrasound in Medicine & Biology
0301-5629
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Volume
17
Issue
9
Pages
893–899
Identifiers
PMID: 1805479
Source
Medline
License
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Abstract

By employing a laser-Doppler flowmeter, an investigation was performed to determine whether ultrasound causes a change in regional cerebral blood flow (rCBF). rCBF in neonatal rats (age: 2-6 days postgestation) was measured before, during, and after exposure of both cerebral hemispheres to continuous-wave ultrasound (1.0 MHz) at an intensity of 2.0 W/cm2 (SATA) for a period of 5 min. After 3 min of ultrasound treatment, there was a statistically significant augmentation in rCBF (p less than 0.05) with rCBF increasing by a factor of 2.7 +/- 0.4 (mean +/- SEM) after 5 min of ultrasound. This response was demonstrated to be a transient effect, because rCBF returned to its original value 4-6 min after termination of the ultrasound treatment.

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