Effects of Spaceflight on Astronaut Brain Structure as Indicated on MRI

  title={Effects of Spaceflight on Astronaut Brain Structure as Indicated on MRI},
  author={D. R. Roberts and M. Albrecht and Heather R. Collins and D. Asemani and A. Chatterjee and M. Spampinato and X. Zhu and M. Chimowitz and M. Antonucci},
  journal={The New England Journal of Medicine},
  • D. R. Roberts, M. Albrecht, +6 authors M. Antonucci
  • Published 2017
  • Medicine
  • The New England Journal of Medicine
  • Background There is limited information regarding the effects of spaceflight on the anatomical configuration of the brain and on cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) spaces. Methods We used magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to compare images of 18 astronauts’ brains before and after missions of long duration, involving stays on the International Space Station, and of 16 astronauts’ brains before and after missions of short duration, involving participation in the Space Shuttle Program. Images were… CONTINUE READING
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