Mechanical Engineering Faculty Research

Title

Syringomyelia Hydrodynamics: An in Vitro Study Based on in Vivo Measurements

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

Winter 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.

Publication Title

American Society of Mechanical Engineers

Volume

127

Issue

7

First Page

1110

Last Page

1120