WIT Press

A Simulation Of Cerebrospinal Fluid Flow In Brain Tissue

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/BIO970151

Volume

4

Pages

10

Published

1997

Size

995 kb

Author(s)

Y. Tada, Y. Kataoka & T. Nagashima

Abstract

The object of analysis in this study is the brain which has brain edema. Brain edema is tissue that stores overabundantly CSF (Cerebrospinal Fluid) in cells. It forms in brain tissue and appears as white part in the image of MRI. However, as the image shows only the state that CSF is stored, it gives us no information on the direction or quantity of CSF flow flux. Therefore, we study the flow of CSF through computer simulation. First, we construct a two-dimensional model of the brain by using FEM based on Poisson's equation and diffusion equation and simulate the CSF flow in brain tissue in order to know the quantity of CSF stored. Second, we simulate the situation

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