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April 1963

The Interpretation of Tomograms of The Head.

Arch Neurol. 1963;8(4):460. doi:10.1001/archneur.1963.00460040130022

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The authors used heads of cadavers in a fixed state and tomography was performed in the coronal, sagittal, horizontal, and oblique planes. The heads were then sliced in planes which corresponded with the tomographic cuts. Diagrams and radiographs were made of the tissue slabs in order to elucidate the anatomy shown in the tomograms.

Unfortunately, when tomograms are made of the entire head there is a considerable loss of detail. There appears to have been definite shrinkage of the brain in most of the specimens shown. The study, therefore, gives little information about the anatomy of the subarachnoid cisterns or the ventricular system. The anatomy of the skull is not clearly shown in the tomograms published. Many of the reproductions have been magnified or reduced in size to enable them to fit into the page with the anatomical labels. This makes it difficult to compare the anatomical landmarks in the

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