Volume of Brain Ventricles in Man Determined by Computer Tomography

  • F. Brassow
  • K. Baumann
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In order to measure the absolute ventricular volumes in ml we developed a method using the numerical prints of CT (EMI, CT 1000) on which — by comparing with corresponding Polaroid photos — the margin between brain tissue and ventricles was drawn. For further evaluation, a curve digitizer and a digital computer were used. In 51 patients without any abnormal findings in CT, we studied the volume of single ventricles. The mean value of the whole ventricular system was 30.9 ± 5.7 ml. Reproducibility by this method is within a range of 5%.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • F. Brassow
    • 1
  • K. Baumann
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of NeuroradiologyUniversity of HamburgGermany

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