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In order to easily measure the hepatic arterial blood flow amount and the portal blood flow amount flowing through the liver, a mixed gas supply apparatus is used to supply a mixed gas of xenon gas and oxygen gas to the lung of a specimen for a certain period of time so that the change in xenon concentration in the tissue of the liver of the specimen is measured (detected) while making decomposition into picture elements by using an X-ray CT system. The hepatic arterial blood flow amount and the portal blood flow amount concerning the respective picture elements obtained by the decomposition are determined by using a computer on the basis of the fact that the xenon concentration in the liver tissue is determined by the xenon concentration in the hepatic arterial blood flow and the xenon concentration in the portal blood flow.

Title
Method and apparatus for measuring hepatic blood flow amount
Application Number
9/271253
Publication Number
6176838 (B1)
Application Date
March 17, 1999
Publication Date
January 23, 2001
Inventor
Shigeru Sase
Narashino
US
Agent
Paul A Guss
US
Assignee
Anzai Medical Kabushiki Kaisha
US
IPC
A61B 5/00
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