MRI of the Cisternoghraphy

  • MRI technique that helps to discriminate between communicating and non-communicating hydrocephalus with localization of the level of obstruction in obstructive one.

  • It helps in the diagnosis of NPH in patients with clinical triad of gait disturbance, urinary incontinence and dementia.

  • Post-operative follow-up of patients with endoscopic third ventriculostomy (ETV) and ventriculoperitoneal (VP) shunt.

  • Patients with hydrocephalus before and after surgical intervention.

  • Patients with clinical triad of gait abnormality, urinary incontinence and dementia.

  • Patients with mechanically/magnetically activated devices as cardiac pacemaker, cochlear implants.

  • Patients with metallic foreign body in the eye.

  • Pregnant women in the first trimester (benefits versus risk to be assessed).

  • Ferromagnetic surgical clips or prosthesis.

  • No specific preparations needed.

  • If you have cardiac arrhythmia you need to report this as it may affect the study result in some cases.

  • In case of claustrophobic patients, the examination can be done in one of our open MRI machines or under anesthesia

  • MRI CSF flowmetry is done in about 20 minutes while the patient is lying comfortably on MRI table with PPU device applied to one of your finger as the study need to have proper heart rate and rhythm.

The examination is done on one of our highly advanced MRI machines available in our branches