Cerebro-Spinal Fluid (CSF) flow dynamics have not been fully explained in terms of the physical forces that interact to propel CSF through the different cavities of the brain and spine. A complex CSF flow pattern has been identified and documented by cine-MRI and related in time to cardiac cycle. A hypothesis based on the concept of cyclical brain-compliance variation dependent on the cardiac cycle as the mechanism driving CSF is presented. A computer-based model explaining the relation between the cardiac cycle and CSF flow is presented as well.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||2|
|Journal||Bioengineering, Proceedings of the Northeast Conference|
|State||Published - Dec 12 2005|
|Event||Proceedings of the 2005 IEEE 31st Annual Northeast Bioengineering Conference - Hoboken, NJ, United States|
Duration: Apr 2 2005 → Apr 3 2005
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