MR Brain With Csf Flow Study
What is MR Brain With Csf Flow Study?
MR Brain With Csf Flow Study is used to assess & quantify flow of the fluid that surrounds brain & spinal cord. The test is used to monitor & identify clinical conditions such as aqueduct stenosis, normal pressure hydrocephalus (NPH), patency of third ventriculostomy & flow at the cervicomedullary junction as the flow of CSF changes during these disorders.
Why is MR Brain With Csf Flow Study done?
- To diagnose brain tumors like accumulation of excessive cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) within the brain cavities.
- To locate the presence of tumors like arachnoid cysts, chordoma in the brain.
- To detect increased or decreased CSF (brain fluid) flow and its ventriculperitoneal pressure on the brain parts.
- To determine ischemia or stoke condition in which clot forms in the brain.