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Syringomyelia Hydrodynamics: An in Vitro Study Based on in Vivo Measurements
American Society of Mechanical Engineers
  • Bryn A. Martin, The University of Akron, Main campus
  • Wojciech Kalata
  • Francis Loth, The University of Akron, Main Campus
  • Thomas J. Royston
  • John N. Oshinski
Document Type
Article
Publication Date
12-1-2005
Abstract
A simplified in vitro model of the spinal canal, based on in vivo magnetic resonance imaging, was used to examine the hydrodynamics of the human spinal cord and subarachnoid space with syringomyelia. In vivo magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) measurements of subarachnoid (SAS) geometry and cerebrospinal fluid velocity were acquired in a patient with syringomyelia and used to aid in the in vitro model design and experiment. The in vitro model contained a fluid-filled coaxial elastic tube to represent a syrinx.
Citation Information
Bryn A. Martin, Wojciech Kalata, Francis Loth, Thomas J. Royston, et al.. "Syringomyelia Hydrodynamics: An in Vitro Study Based on in Vivo Measurements" American Society of Mechanical Engineers Vol. 127 Iss. 7 (2005) p. 1110 - 1120
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