, Volume 40, Issue 9, pp 549–557

Computer-assisted three-dimensional reconstruction of the corticospinal system as a reference for CT and MRI

  • C. Buhmann
  • H.-J. Kretschmann

DOI: 10.1007/s002340050643

Cite this article as:
Buhmann, C. & Kretschmann, HJ. Neuroradiology (1998) 40: 549. doi:10.1007/s002340050643


We present a three-dimensional (3D) anatomical computer-graphics model of the corticospinal system acquired from equidistant serial anatomical slices of six intracranially-fixed human brains. This model is part of a neuroanatomical reference system (NeuRef) which enables 3D visualization of the brain and shows the relationship of its components such as anatomical structures, functional fibre tracts and arteries. Sections through the models can be matched with corresponding CT or MR images. This allows the probable localisation of corticospinal fibres on CT or MRI.

Key words Corticospinal system Neuroanatomy Three-dimensional reconstruction pyramidal tract computer model 

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1998

Authors and Affiliations

  • C. Buhmann
    • 1
  • H.-J. Kretschmann
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Neuroanatomy, Hannover Medical School, Carl-Neuberg-Strasse 1, D-30625 Hannover, GermanyDE
  2. 2.University Hospital Eppendorf, Martinistrasse 52, D-20246 Hamburg, Germany Tel.: + 49-40-47 17-47 63/47 18 Fax: + 49-40-47 17-27 73DE

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