Evaluating Raised Intracranial Pressure Using MR Elastography

2017-03-30 23:38:21 | BioPortfolio


Investigators will compare magnetic resonance (MR) elastography measurements to other forms of noninvasive methods of detecting raised intracranial pressure, including optical coherence tomography (OCT) imaging measurements of the retinal nerve fiber layer (RNFL) and indirect signs of raised intracranial pressure on magnetic resonance imaging (MRI).


The goal of this study is to evaluate the brain elasticity in patients with idiopathic intracranial hypertension (IIH) and other forms of raised intracranial pressure, such as obstructive hydrocephalus. Investigators will evaluate for a correlation between brain stiffness and opening pressure on lumbar puncture. Investigators will also evaluate for changes in brain stiffness after interventions that are aimed at lowering intracranial pressure, including lumbar punctures, medications, and surgical interventions, such as ventriculoperitoneal shunts. Lastly, investigators will compare MR elastography measurements to other forms of noninvasive methods of detecting raised intracranial pressure, including optical coherence tomography (OCT) measurements of the retinal nerve fiber layer (RNFL) and indirect signs of raised intracranial pressure on MRI.

Study Design


Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension


MR elastography, MRI structural brain imaging, Lumbar puncture, Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) imaging, Optic nerve B-scan ultrasound


Mayo Clinic in Rochester
United States




Mayo Clinic

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