Dr. Kenneth Liu
Neurosurgery
3 doctors agree

In brief: Maybe.

A CT myelogram can sometimes demonstrate if there is a blockage somewhere.
An MRI is sometimes used to look at CSF flow in the brain. Speak to your neurologist if you have concerns.

In brief: Maybe.

A CT myelogram can sometimes demonstrate if there is a blockage somewhere.
An MRI is sometimes used to look at CSF flow in the brain. Speak to your neurologist if you have concerns.
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Dr. William Conte
Neurology

In brief: Sorta

We usually only see signs of blockages on imaging, not the actual blockage itself.
A plain CT scan of the brain show evidence of CSF/spinal fluid obstruction if the ventricles are enlarged. A MRI of the spinal cord can show if the central canal (where CSF/spinal fluid is) is too narrow or enlarged.

In brief: Sorta

We usually only see signs of blockages on imaging, not the actual blockage itself.
A plain CT scan of the brain show evidence of CSF/spinal fluid obstruction if the ventricles are enlarged. A MRI of the spinal cord can show if the central canal (where CSF/spinal fluid is) is too narrow or enlarged.
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