Anatomy of the Ventricles, Subarachnoid Spaces, and Meninges

Neuroimaging Clin N Am. 2022 Aug;32(3):577-601. doi: 10.1016/j.nic.2022.04.005.


The ventricular system, subarachnoid spaces, and meninges are structures that lend structure, support, and protection to the brain and spinal cord. This article provides a detailed look at the anatomy of the intracranial portions of these structures with a particular focus on neuroimaging methods.

Keywords: Anatomy; Meninges; Neuroanatomy; Radiology; Subarachnoid spaces; Ventricles.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Brain / anatomy & histology
  • Brain / diagnostic imaging
  • Humans
  • Meninges* / anatomy & histology
  • Meninges* / diagnostic imaging
  • Spinal Cord / diagnostic imaging
  • Subarachnoid Space* / diagnostic imaging