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Croatian medical journal, Vol.55 No.4 August 2014. -

Previously there have been no methods for directly tracing

the flow of cerebrospinal fluid CSF under physiological

conditions, and the circulation of CSF has therefore been

studied and visualized by injecting a radioactively labeled

tracer or contrast medium visible in x-ray images. The

newly developed Time-Spatial Inversion Pulse Time-SLIP

method makes it possible to directly visualize the flow of

CSF using magnetic resonance imaging MRI, permitting

CSF dynamics to be depicted in a certain time frame. The

CSF dynamics visualized using Time-SLIP has been found

to differ markedly from the classical CSF circulation theory

described in medical textbooks. It can be said that research

on CSF dynamics has advanced to the next stage

with the use of this innovative imaging method. Obtaining

a more accurate understanding of normal CSF physiology

and pathophysiology should lead to improved diagnostic

accuracy, permit the identification of new etiological factors

in a variety of diseases, and promote the development

of new therapeutic approaches.



Author: Shinya Yamada - orcid.org-0000-0002-2657-3494 ; Division of Neurosurgery, ToshibaRinkan Hospital, Kanagawa, Japan

Source: http://hrcak.srce.hr/



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