Cisternograms in the Primate 'Macaca mulatta'
ARMED FORCES RADIOBIOLOGY RESEARCH INST BETHESDA MD
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Normal imaging of cerebrospinal fluid CSF flow in the primate Macaca mulatta using 99mTc labeled human serum albumin shows flow from the basal cisterns over the cerebral cortex in four hours. Anatomical correlation of basal cisterns with cisternographic images was demonstrated with latex casts of the normal CSF spaces. Cisternographic images from nonhuman primates with experimental communicating hydrocephalus have entry of radiopharmaceutical into the lateral ventricles and are presented for comparison. Cisternography is a useful technique for evaluating such primate disease models, since normal and pathologic images parallel those obtained in man.
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