Variation in Density of Human Cranial Dura Mater Using Computerized Tomography
Dura mater, Computerized tomography, density, variation
Sheffield, Eric, "Variation in Density of Human Cranial Dura Mater Using Computerized Tomography" (2016). Student Summer Scholars. 169.
The meninges – connective tissue coverings of the brain – are vital structures as they help protect and the health of the brain. Other research has suggested that due to the close relationship to the brain, the meninges – especially the dura mater – might be affected by diseases of the brain and show changes in thickness and density. This project evaluates the normal variation in the density of the dura mater from thirty-three individual CT scans obtained from Saint Mary’s Hospital System.