Transcranial Doppler (TCD) is a repeatable, at-the-bedside, helpful tool for confirming cerebral circulatory arrest (CCA). Despite its variable accuracy, TCD is increasingly used during brain death determination, and it is considered among the optional ancillary tests in several countries. Among its limitations, the need for skilled operators with appropriate knowledge of typical CCA patterns and the lack of adequate acoustic bone windows for intracranial arteries assessment are critical. The purpose of this review is to describe how to evaluate cerebral circulatory arrest in the intensive care unit with TCD and transcranial duplex color-coded doppler (TCCD).

Transcranial Doppler and Color-Coded Doppler Use for Brain Death Determination in Adult Patients: A Pictorial Essay

Longhini, Federico;
2024-01-01

Abstract

Transcranial Doppler (TCD) is a repeatable, at-the-bedside, helpful tool for confirming cerebral circulatory arrest (CCA). Despite its variable accuracy, TCD is increasingly used during brain death determination, and it is considered among the optional ancillary tests in several countries. Among its limitations, the need for skilled operators with appropriate knowledge of typical CCA patterns and the lack of adequate acoustic bone windows for intracranial arteries assessment are critical. The purpose of this review is to describe how to evaluate cerebral circulatory arrest in the intensive care unit with TCD and transcranial duplex color-coded doppler (TCCD).
2024
ICU
brain death
cerebral circulatory arrest
intracranial hypertension
organ donation
transcranial Doppler
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