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Figure 5. Pulsatile movement of cerebrospinal fluid around the spinal cord at the second cervical vertebrae level in a healthy young subject image by Adrien Demuralt.
Figure 6. Three-dimensional reconstruction of the cervical spinal subarachnoid space by Theresia Yiallourou without nerve roots included. Reconstruction based on magnetic resonance images of the cervical spinal subarachnoid space conducted on a healthy young subject.

What is Neurophysiological Imaging and Modeling?

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Neurohydrodynamics is a division of neural engineering that investigates the hydrodynamics of the neurological system in health and disease. It applies engineering principles and design concepts to neural engineering to help close the gap between fluid mechanics and neurosurgical and neurological medicine. Neurohydrodynamics combines fluid mechanics principles with neuroscience to help improve neurological disorder healthcare in terms of medical diagnosis, monitoring, and therapy.

Key words

Neurohydrodynamics, cerebrospinal fluid, craniospinal disorders, chiari malformation, syringomyelia, hydrocephalus, neural drug delivery, spinal cord blood flow, cerebral blood flow, cerebral perfusion and autoregulation, sleep disorders, sleep apnea, continuous positive airway pressure, computational fluid dynamics, MRI, 4DMRI and pcMRI, neuroengineering, neuroscience, biofluid mechanics, neuroscience, neuroengineering, medical technology, neuromonitoring.