Contrast media and the brain. The basis of CT and MR imaging enhancement

Neuroimaging Clin N Am. 1998 Aug;8(3):695-707.


Blood, cerebrospinal fluid, and extracellular fluid of the parenchyma form the fluid compartments of the brain with three interfaces between--the blood-brain interface, the CSF-brain interface, and the blood-CSF interface. These and other issues are discussed in this article.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Blood
  • Blood-Brain Barrier
  • Brain / anatomy & histology
  • Brain / diagnostic imaging
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid
  • Choroid Plexus / anatomy & histology
  • Choroid Plexus / diagnostic imaging
  • Contrast Media*
  • Extracellular Space
  • Humans
  • Image Enhancement*
  • Iodine
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging*
  • Radiographic Image Enhancement*
  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed*


  • Contrast Media
  • Iodine