Normal cranial nerves

Case contributed by Ahmed Abdrabou


Review of normal anatomy of the cranial nerves

Patient Data

Age: 25 years
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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