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Article
November 1990

Magnetic Resonance Imaging of the Human Lateral Geniculate Body

Author Affiliations

From the Neuro-Ophthalmology Unit, Departments of Neurological Surgery, Neurology, and Ophthalmology and the Department of Radiology (Dr Maeder), School of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco.

Arch Neurol. 1990;47(11):1201-1206. doi:10.1001/archneur.1990.00530110059017
Abstract

• We used magnetic resonance imaging to map the human lateral geniculate body. The optimal imaging plane was determined by obtaining axial and coronal scans in two normal brains obtained at autopsy. The brain specimens were then sectioned and individual slices were compared with matching magnetic resonance images. After the lateral geniculate body was identified using this correlative anatomic approach, the nucleus was imaged in four normal subjects.

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