MR Evaluation of Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Dynamics

MR Evaluation of Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Dynamics

The Researchers are trying to test a MR imaging method for detection of Cerebral Spinal Fluid (CSF) flow in the brain to help diagnosis and better understand diseases that affect brain function.

No pharmaceutical medication involved
Patients and healthy individuals accepted

MRI screening form

Participants will be asked to complete a MRI screening form to check for the presence of metallic implants and materials. People with pacemakers, aneurysm clips, and cochlear implants, or metal/foreign objects in their eyes cannot have an MRI and will not be able to participate in the study.

Diagnostic Test - Urine pregnancy test

Pre-menopausal females will be asked if they think they may be pregnant. If yes, a urine pregnancy test will be performed.

Diagnostic Test - MR brain

You will be asked to lie down on the bed of the MRI scanner. Then a MRI coil/"antenna" will be placed over your head. This will allow us to get clearer pictures of the tissue of interest. The MRI machine makes loud knocking sounds. Because of this you will be asked to wear earplugs. You will receive a "squeeze ball" alarm in case you need urgent help. We will be able to talk with you and hear you during the MRI exam. The entire MRI scan will last about 45-60 minutes. The MR exam will include sta more on

MR Evaluation of Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Dynamics and Association of Intracranial CSF Flow With Brain Function