The volume provides a unique review of the essential topographical anatomy of the brain from an MRI perspective, correlating high-quality anatomaical plates with the corresponding high-resolution MRI images. The book includes a historical review of brain mapping and an analysis of the essential reference planes used for the study of the human brain. Subsequent chapters provide a detailed review of the sulcal and the gyral anatomy of the human cortex, guiding the reader through an interpretation of the individual brain atlas provided by high-resolution MRI. The relationship between brain structure and function is approached in a topograhical fashion with analysis of the necessary imaging methodology and displayed anatomy. The central, perisylvian, mesial temporal and occipital areas receive special attention. Imaging of the core brain structures is included. An extensive coronal atlas concludes the book.
History of cross-sectional anatomy of the brain; Cephalic reference lines suitable for neuroimaging; Brain cortical mantle and White matter core; The Motor central and Supplementary motor regions; Perisylvian cognitive areas; Limbic lobe, Amygdala and Hippocampus; Basal forebrain, Diencephalon, and Basal Ganglia; Brainstem and Cerebellum; Optic pathways and Striate cortex; Atlas of cross-sectional imaging of the human brain.