Surgical and Radiologic Anatomy

, Volume 11, Issue 2, pp 155–161 | Cite as

Magnetic resonance imaging of the brain stem

Anatomico-radiological correlations
  • G. de Chambenoit
  • T. Njee Bugha
  • H. Duvernoy
  • G. Salamon
Radiological Anatomy


Magnetic resonance imaging of 30 normal volunteers' posterior fossae was performed on a CGR Magniscan machine with a magnetic field strength of 0,5 Tesla. We chose the inversion recovery signal with a Tr of 2,000 ms, a TE of 21 ms and an inverse time of 500 ms. This sequence gives a better definition of the grey matter, the white matter and the CSF. To study the brain stem we suggest 8 horizontal and 3 sagittal sections.

Key words

Brain stem Magnetic resonance imaging Anatomy 

Tronc cerebral et imagerie par résonance magnétique (IRM): corrélations anatomoradiologiques


A partir d'une exploration IRM de la fosse postérieure de 30 sujets volontaires sains une corrélation anatomoradiologique a été effectuée. L'examen fut pratiqué sur un appareil CGR Magniscan de 0,5 Tesla avec une séquence d'inversion récupération (TI: 21 ms, Tr. 2 000 ms, Ti: 500 ms). Cette séquence nous paraît être celle qui visualise le mieux la substance grise, la substance blanche et le liquide cérébrospinal. Afin d'étudier la configuration des principales structures du tronc cérébral 8 plans de coupes horizontales et 3 sagittales sont proposés.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • G. de Chambenoit
    • 2
  • T. Njee Bugha
    • 3
  • H. Duvernoy
  • G. Salamon
    • 1
  1. 1.Service de NeuroradiologyUnité de Recherche U6, INSERMMarseilleFrance
  2. 2.NeurochirurgieAbidjanCôte d'Ivoire
  3. 3.NeurochirurgieYaoundéCameroun

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