What is MRI CisternogrAPhy?
The Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) scan test uses strong magnetic and radio waves to create detailed and clear 3D images. The MRI cisternogrAPhy is a radiation less test which creates images of the CSF. These images can be stored on an electronic device which can be printed on a film. The complete procedure takes about 40-60 minutes.
Why is MRI CisternogrAPhy done?
- To find out the spinal or CSF leakage into the nose or ear due to trauma or major brain surgery
- To detect CSF rhinorrhea (abnormal contact between nasal cavity and arachinoid space of sinus)
- To check extent of the brain damage due to traumatic brain injury (TBI) and assess the brain base