J Pediatr Intensive Care 2020; 09(01): 051-053
DOI: 10.1055/s-0039-1696652
Case Report
Georg Thieme Verlag KG Stuttgart · New York

Confirmation of Brain Death with Positron Emission Tomography

Semra Ozdemir
1  Department of Nuclear Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Canakkale Onsekiz Mart University, Canakkale, Turkey
,
Yusuf Ziya Tan
1  Department of Nuclear Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Canakkale Onsekiz Mart University, Canakkale, Turkey
,
Fulya Koc Ozturk
1  Department of Nuclear Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Canakkale Onsekiz Mart University, Canakkale, Turkey
,
Fatih Battal
2  Department of Pediatrics, Faculty of Medicine, Canakkale Onsekiz Mart University, Canakkale, Turkey
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Funding None declared.
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Publication History

19 May 2019

25 July 2019

Publication Date:
06 September 2019 (online)

Abstract

After recent advances regarding organ transplantation, accurate and timely diagnosis of brain death has gained importance. In the diagnosis of brain death, in addition to clinical findings, various ancillary tests are very crucial. In this study, the scintigraphic imaging of the brain death of an 8-year-old girl with both Tc-99m diethylenetriaminepentaacetic and 18F-fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG) has been presented. This case study shows that 18F-FDG positron emission tomography-computed tomography imaging can be a useful technique in evaluating brain death in patients.

Authors' Contributions

All authors contributed equally to this work, read, and approved the final manuscript.