MR Measurement of Pulse Wave Velocity in the Spinal Canal

  title={MR Measurement of Pulse Wave Velocity in the Spinal Canal},
  author={Bryn A. Martin and Francis Loth and Wojciech Kalata and John N. Oshinski},
Non-invasive measurement of pulse wave velocity (PWV) in the cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) system is of interest as a potential indicator of subarachnoid space pressure and compliance, both of which play a role in the development of craniospinal diseases. However, measurement of PWV has eluded researchers primarily due to either a lack of access to CSF velocity measurements or to poor temporal resolution. Here, we present PWV measurements using a novel MR technique that acquires unsteady velocity… CONTINUE READING

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