Aging effects on cerebral blood and cerebrospinal fluid flows.

  title={Aging effects on cerebral blood and cerebrospinal fluid flows.},
  author={Souraya Stoquart-ElSankari and Olivier Bal{\'e}dent and Catherine Gondry-Jouet and Malek Makki and Olivier Godefroy and Marc-Etienne Meyer},
  journal={Journal of cerebral blood flow and metabolism : official journal of the International Society of Cerebral Blood Flow and Metabolism},
  volume={27 9},
Phase-contrast magnetic resonance imaging (PC-MRI) is a noninvasive reliable technique, which enables quantification of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) and total cerebral blood flows (tCBF). Although it is used to study hydrodynamic cerebral disorders in the elderly group (hydrocephalus), there is no published evaluation of aging effects on both tCBF and CSF flows, and on their mechanical coupling. Nineteen young (mean age 27+/-4 years) and 12 elderly (71+/-9 years) healthy volunteers underwent… CONTINUE READING