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The ventricular-brain ratio on computed tomography scans: validity and proper use.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  6574540     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The planimetric measurement of the area of the ventricles on a computed tomographic section is a convenient and useful method of assessing ventricular size when more sophisticated techniques are not available. It is commonly reported as a planimetric ventricular-brain ratio or VBR. Ventricular size is related to cranial size in normal adults which provides a rationale for the use of a ratio of areas. The ratio might not be an appropriate measure to use when studying conditions acquired in childhood. Guidelines are suggested for the use of planimetric methods to prevent bias in the experimental results.
L M Zatz; T L Jernigan
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, Non-P.H.S.    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Psychiatry research     Volume:  8     ISSN:  0165-1781     ISO Abbreviation:  Psychiatry Res     Publication Date:  1983 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1983-07-08     Completed Date:  1983-07-08     Revised Date:  2008-04-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7911385     Medline TA:  Psychiatry Res     Country:  NETHERLANDS    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  207-14     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Brain / pathology*
Cerebral Ventricles / pathology*
Middle Aged
Schizophrenia / pathology
Tomography, X-Ray Computed*

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