The influence of pulse and respiration on spinal cerebrospinal fluid pulsation.


RATIONALE AND OBJECTIVES The aim of the study is to elucidate the location and amount of spinal cerebrospinal fluid pulsations and to differentiate and quantify the cardiac and the respiratory influence. MATERIALS AND METHODS An echo planar imaging sequence was applied to 5 different levels of the spinal canal of 7 healthy volunteers. The amount of… (More)


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