Noninvasive Test Detects Cardiovascular Disease

  • Magazine Article
  • TBMG-6698
Published January 01, 2000 by Tech Briefs Media Group in United States
  • English

A technique for noninvasive determination of the pressure in the cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) has been proposed. This technique would involve two main steps: First, an optical coherence tomographic scanner would be aimed into an eye and used to image the optical disk (see figure). Next, the resulting tomographic imagery would be digitized and processed to determine the thickness of the neural fiber layer, which thickness is known to increase with the CSF pressure.