Normal cranial nerves

Case contributed by Dr Ahmed Abdrabou


Review of normal anatomy of the cranial nerves

Patient Data

Age: 25
Gender: Male

Normal MRI brain shows the different cisternal portion of the cranial nerves using SSFP with 1.4 mm thickness

Annotated image

Case Discussion

Cranial nerves are very thin and hard to distinguish on conventional MR images. Hence the development of steady state free precession SSFP which with thin section acquisition provides high contrast resolution between CSF and other structures. 

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Case information

rID: 28634
Published: 4th Apr 2014
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
Inclusion in quiz mode: Excluded

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