Imaging white matter tracts and nuclei of the hypothalamus

An MR-anatomic comparative study

M. J. Miller, L. P. Mark, F. Z. Yetkin, K. C. Ho, V. M. Haughton, L. Estkowski, E. Wong

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PURPOSE: To evaluate the MR appearance of the hypothalamus and its associated white matter tracts. METHODS: Coronal and sagittal spin-echo images were obtained in cadaver brains. Gross and histologic sections were made of the cadaver brains. The size, shape, signal intensity, course, and pattern of structures in the hypothalamic region were identified in MR images by comparison with the anatomic sections. RESULTS: The mammillary bodies, paraventricular zone of hypothalamic nuclei, postcommissural fornix, mamillothalamic fasciculus, and anterior commissure were identified on the MR images. CONCLUSION: This study suggests that, with MR imaging of sufficiently high resolution, some of the tracts and nuclei in the hypothalamus may be identified.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)117-121
Number of pages5
JournalAmerican Journal of Neuroradiology
Volume15
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1994

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Hypothalamus
Mammillary Bodies
Paraventricular Hypothalamic Nucleus
Brain
White Matter

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  • Clinical Neurology
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Radiological and Ultrasound Technology

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Miller, M. J., Mark, L. P., Yetkin, F. Z., Ho, K. C., Haughton, V. M., Estkowski, L., & Wong, E. (1994). Imaging white matter tracts and nuclei of the hypothalamus: An MR-anatomic comparative study. American Journal of Neuroradiology, 15(1), 117-121.

Imaging white matter tracts and nuclei of the hypothalamus : An MR-anatomic comparative study. / Miller, M. J.; Mark, L. P.; Yetkin, F. Z.; Ho, K. C.; Haughton, V. M.; Estkowski, L.; Wong, E.

In: American Journal of Neuroradiology, Vol. 15, No. 1, 1994, p. 117-121.

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Miller, MJ, Mark, LP, Yetkin, FZ, Ho, KC, Haughton, VM, Estkowski, L & Wong, E 1994, 'Imaging white matter tracts and nuclei of the hypothalamus: An MR-anatomic comparative study', American Journal of Neuroradiology, vol. 15, no. 1, pp. 117-121.
Miller, M. J. ; Mark, L. P. ; Yetkin, F. Z. ; Ho, K. C. ; Haughton, V. M. ; Estkowski, L. ; Wong, E. / Imaging white matter tracts and nuclei of the hypothalamus : An MR-anatomic comparative study. In: American Journal of Neuroradiology. 1994 ; Vol. 15, No. 1. pp. 117-121.
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