Pictorial Review of in Vivo Human Brain: From Anatomy to Molecular Imaging

Zang Hee Cho, Chang Ki Kang, Young Don Son, Sang Han Choi, Yeong Bae Lee, Sun Ha Paek, Chan Woong Park, Je Guen Chi, Fernando Calamante, Meng Law, Young Bo Kim

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Recent advances in neuroimaging demonstrated many markedly improved images hitherto unavailable, specifically the areas that lie deep in the brain. The anatomic images of the deep brain structure taken in vivo using 7.0 T magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and the molecular images using high resolution research tomography positron emission tomography, as well as the fusion images using state-of-art neuroimaging techniques can contribute to the noninvasive treatment of neurologic and psychiatric diseases. We present a pictorial review with selected brain images obtained from 7.0 T MRI, and the images of brain metabolic function accompanied with high resolution anatomic information obtained using the positron emission tomography-MRI fusion technique. In addition, we present some recent results of the cerebral microvasculature and diffusion tractography imaging for the deep brain areas acquired with 7.0 T MRI.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)72-95
Number of pages24
JournalWorld Neurosurgery
Issue number1-2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2014
Externally publishedYes


  • Anatomy
  • High field
  • Imaging
  • Molecular
  • MRI

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