The NIPA (Non-Invasive Intracranial Assessment) Unit has over 15 year of experience assessing intracranial pressure non-invasively using the ‘MMS-11 Cerebral and Cochlear Fluid Pressure Analyser’ also known as the ‘MMS-11 Tympanic Membrane Displacement (TMD) Analyser’. This technique is used principally for assessing relative changes in pressure, such as in patients undergoing medical or surgical treatment that is being used to regulate intracranial pressure.
Patients in the following categories may benefit from further investigation by the NIPA Unit:
- those at risk of intracranial hypertension or hypotension, and those who would benefit from short, medium or long-term serial pressure measurements.
- pediatric and adults patients where a non-invasive intracranial pressure measurement technique would reduce the need for lumbar puncture or surgical methods of intracranial pressure monitoring.
Use of the MMS CCFP Analyser to investigate changes in intracranial pressure fluid dynamics with acute mountain sickness.