CSF Shunt Evaluation

To test for patency of ventriculoperitoneal or ventriculoatrial shunt To test for distribution of chemotherapeutic drug when injection is via V-P reservoir

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CSF Leak

To determine presence of CSF leak. Patients present with past history of trauma or surgery, recurrent CNS infections, such as meningitis or nasal or otic discharge. In all instances, a physician will approve this test in advance and discuss the symptoms with the patient to determine if there is any position likely to induce the leak.

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Brain SPECT scan

Single Photon Emission Computed Tomography (SPECT) is used to evaluate regional cerebral blood flow. These examinations are very useful in evaluating the brain blood flow in a variety of pathological states, including epilepsy, stroke, and tumors.

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