MRI with CSF Flow

MRI of the brain or spine that evaluates the flow of cerebral spinal fluid (CSF) around the brain, brainstem or spinal cord.

For patient preparation, please visit MRI Brain.

MRI Brain with CSF flow is used to evaluate:

  • Hydrocephalus (increased brain fluid)
  • Cases of flow obstruction, such as:
    • Achondroplasts
    • Aqueductal stenosis
    • Normal pressure hydrocephalus

CSF Flow with Flexion and Extension

In certain cases, we take additional images with the patient's head and neck in different positions to see if CSF flow findings change in different positions.

MRI Neck - CSF with Flexion and Extension: