Effects of Spaceflight on Astronaut Brain Structure as Indicated on MRI

  title={Effects of Spaceflight on Astronaut Brain Structure as Indicated on MRI},
  author={Donna R. Roberts and Moritz H. Albrecht and H R Collins and Davud Asemani and Arindam Rano Chatterjee and Maria Vittoria Spampinato and X Zhu and Marc I. Chimowitz and Michael U. Antonucci},
  journal={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… 

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