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August 1994

Magnetic Resonance Imaging of the Olfactory Apparatus

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Kanto Rosai Hospital, Kawasaki-City, Kanagawa-ken, Japan (Drs Iida, Naito, Asahina, Okuda, Kato, Okamoto, and Zusho), and the Department of Radiology, School of Medicine, Tokyo (Japan) University (Dr Tanioka).

Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 1994;120(8):869-872. doi:10.1001/archotol.1994.01880320069015

The magnetic resonance imaging visualization of the olfactory apparatus is reported in this article. We used a superconductor-type magnetic resonance device (Siemens Magnetom H15 (1.5 T) with a surface coil. The subjects were patients with posttraumatic anosmia. The olfactory bulbs were clearly visualized in the frontal plane magnetic resonance images, the olfactory bulbs and the foramina of the cribriform plate were visualized in the sagittal section, and the olfactory bulbs, tracts, and other structures were visualized in the coronal sections. The olfactory nerves could not be seen.

(Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 1994;120:869-872)

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