MR microscopy of normal human brain

Girish M. Fatterpekar, Bradley N. Delman, William W. Boonn, S. Humayun Gultekin, Zahi A. Fayad, Patrick R. Hoff, Thomas P. Naidich

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MR microscopy at 9.4T depicts the architecture of the brain in exquisite detail, including the individual laminae of the cortex, the individual nuclei of the basal ganglia, the thalami, subthalami and metathalami, and the orientations and relationship among the dominant nuclei and white matter tracts of the brain. The authors believe that these anatomic relations will ultimately be displayed in vivo as clinical MR scanners begin to operate at field strengths of 4.7T, 7T, and 8T. Then, those familiar with this anatomy will be able to interpret patient images with far greater sophistication.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)641-653
Number of pages13
JournalMagnetic Resonance Imaging Clinics of North America
Issue number4
StatePublished - Nov 2003
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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