Arquivos de Neuro-Psiquiatria
versão impressa ISSN 0004-282X
LANGE, Marcos C. e TASK FORCE GROUP OF THE NEUROSONOLOGY DEPARTMENT OF THE BRAZILIAN ACADEMY OF NEUROLOGY et al. Brazilian guidelines for the application of transcranial ultrasound as a diagnostic test for the confirmation of brain death. Arq. Neuro-Psiquiatr. [online]. 2012, vol.70, n.5, pp. 373-380. ISSN 0004-282X. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0004-282X2012000500012.
Neurosonological studies, specifically transcranial Doppler (TCD) and transcranial color-coded duplex (TCCD), have high level of specificity and sensitivity and they are used as complementary tests for the diagnosis of brain death (BD). A group of experts, from the Neurosonology Department of the Brazilian Academy of Neurology, created a task force to determine the criteria for the following aspects of diagnosing BD in Brazil: the reliability of TCD methodology; the reliability of TCCD methodology; neurosonology training and skills; the diagnosis of encephalic circulatory arrest; and exam documentation for BD. The results of this meeting are presented in the current paper.
Palavras-chave : transcranial Doppler; encephalic circulatory arrest; brain death.