Substantia nigra ...
MRI axial
Substantia nigra anatomy on 3T SWI MRI. Anatomical structures: 1 red nucleus, 2 midbrain tegmentum, 3 aqueduct, 4 periaqueductal grey, 5 medial leminiscus, 6 nigrosome-1, 7 substantia nigra, 8 cerebral peduncle, 9 mammillary body, 10 inter-peduncular fossa, 11 optic tract, 12 3rd ventricle, 13 temporal lobe, 14 cerebellum, 15 frontal lobe. Images and text used under creative commons licence CC BY 3.0. Original source: Schwarz ST, Afzal M, Morgan PS et-al. The 'swallow tail' appearance of the healthy nigrosome - a new accurate test of Parkinson's disease: a case-control and retrospective cross-sectional MRI study at 3T. PLoS ONE. 2014;9 (4): e93814. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0093814
Modality: Diagram (MRI axial)

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  • Substantia nigra - “ The substantia nigra is one of the brainstem nuclei and part of the extrapyramidal system. While other nuclei such as the red nucleus are as small...”
  • Swallow tail sign (substantia nigra) - “ The swallow tail sign describes the normal axial imaging appearance of nigrosome-1 within the substantia nigra on high resolution T2*/SWI weighted...”

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