Automated calculation of brain parenchymal fraction as a fast and user-independent method to monitor intracranial CSF volume in hydrocephalus

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Introduction Removal of a bolus of CSF by a lumbar puncture (tap test) can be used as a prognostic test in normal pressure hydrocefalus (NPH). The brain parenchymal fraction (BPF) is calculated as (intracranial volume – CSF volume) / intracranial volume. An automatic method to calculate BFP was compared with manual segmentation of lateral ventricular volume as methods to monitor changes in intracranial CSF after a tap test.

DOI: 10.1186/2045-8118-12-S1-P55

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@inproceedings{Virhammar2015AutomatedCO, title={Automated calculation of brain parenchymal fraction as a fast and user-independent method to monitor intracranial CSF volume in hydrocephalus}, author={J Virhammar and Marcel J. B. Warntjes and Katarina Laurell and Elna-Marie Larsson}, booktitle={Fluids and Barriers of the CNS}, year={2015} }