What is REGIONAL CEREBRAL BLOOD FLOW (RCBF RCBF)?

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A measure of the blood flow in a specific area of the brain, using positron emission tomography (PET scans) and/or single photon emission computed tomography.

REGIONAL CEREBRAL BLOOD FLOW (RCBF RCBF): "Regional cerebral blood flow monitoring may help boost the validity of the regional localization theory, in which specific parts of the brain control specific functions."

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