Crossword Puzzle

Hemodynamics and Cerebrovascular Anatomy


  1. The branch that allows for oscillations to be seen on spectral imaging in the ECA is ________. (superficialtemporal)
  2. The RIGHT CCA and the RIGHT Subclavian artery are divided by the ___________ artery which gives rise to the right vertebral artery. (innominate)
  3. Each CCA ascends through the superior mediastinum anterolaterally in the neck and lies __(Hint (medial)
  4. The termination of the CCA is the carotid ____________, which is the origin (start) of the ICA and the ECA. (bifurcation)
  5. The ECA originates at the mid cervical level and is usually the _______ of the two terminal branches of the CCA (compared to the ICA branch). (smaller)
  6. The first branch off the ICA is the ___________. (ophthalmic)
  7. Identify the four main segments into which the ICA can be divided (cervical)


  1. In the Cerebrovascular system, the _________ is PRESSURE which is created by the heart (energy)
  2. Who states (bernoulli)
  3. The __________ _________considers the relationship between velocity and area (continuityequation)
  4. This factor determines turbulent flow when greater than 2000 (reynoldsnumber)
  5. Poiseuille's law states that these factors influence flow (viscosity)
  6. The ________ CCA the second. (left)
  7. The first branch off the ascending aorta is the __________ trunk. (brachiocephalic)
  8. The ________ CCA the second. (left)
  9. The left common carotid is usually ________ than the right, because it originates from the aortic arch. (longer)
  10. The larger of the CCA terminal branches is usually the ______. (ica)
  11. This branch of the CCA has eight branches of its own (external)
  12. Which vessel is not included in the Circle of Willis but is usually imaged? (mca)

["thyroid", "posterior", "vertebral", "anterior"]

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