Mechanical Engineering Faculty Research

Title

Towards Non-Invasive Assessment of the Elastic Properties of the Spinal Aqueduct

Document Type

Conference Proceeding

Publication Date

Summer 6-17-2009

Abstract

Analytical models are developed for cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) pressure wave propagation speed based on viscoelastic properties and geometry of the subarachnoid space (SAS). The models were compared to experimental tests on various compliant coaxial tube phantom models of the spinal SAS having different thicknesses and mechanical properties, with the ultimate goal of developing a noninvasive in vivo technique for determining the elastic properties of the spinal aqueduct.

Publication Title

ASME Proceedings | Flow Imaging In Vivo and In Vitro

Volume

SBC2009-206788

First Page

139

Last Page

140