Programmable CSF shunt valves: Radiographic identification and interpretation

S. Scott Lollis, A. C. Mamourian, T. J. Vaccaro, A. C. Duhaime

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Abstract

The programmable CSF shunt valve has become an important tool in hydrocephalus treatment, particularly in the NPH population and in pediatric patients with complex hydrocephalus. The purpose of this study is to provide a single reference for the identification of programmable shunt valves and the interpretation of programmable shunt valve settings. Four major manufacturers of programmable shunts agreed to participate in this study. Each provided radiographic images and legends for their appropriate interpretation. Issues of MR imaging compatibility for each valve are also discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1343-1346
Number of pages4
JournalAmerican Journal of Neuroradiology
Volume31
Issue number7
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 2010

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Clinical Neurology

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