What is an axial MRI?

What is an axial MRI?

The axial view is the optimal view to visualize the disk herniations which are typically posterior lateral (as opposed to straight posterior) and any neural foraminal stenosis.

Where is the pons on MRI?

The pons (Varolii) is the middle portion of the three parts of the brainstem, sitting above the medulla and below the midbrain.

Is Axial the same as transverse?

A transverse (also known as axial or horizontal) plane is parallel to the ground; in humans it separates the superior from the inferior, or put another way, the head from the feet.

Why is the pons important?

Pons is an essential part of the brain located above the medulla. It falls in the category of the hindbrain. Pons is very important part of brain for the regulation and control of a number of vital functions. It not only acts as a control center, but also contains nuclei of some important cranial nerves.

What does the pons look like?

The pons is a broad horseshoe-shaped mass of transverse nerve fibres that connect the medulla with the cerebellum. It is also the point of origin or termination for four of the cranial nerves that transfer sensory information and motor impulses to and from the facial region and the brain.

What is an abnormal MRI brain scan?

In the simplest terms, an abnormal brain MRI means that the scan does not show a healthy brain. The scanned image may show structural damages that may indicate injury but also lesions, inflammation, swelling, and bleeding.

Are white spots on brain MRI normal?

White spots on a brain MRI are not always a reason for concern. There are many possible causes, including vitamin deficiencies, infections, migraines, and strokes.

What type of section will we be cutting through the brain?

Because the brain is a three dimensional structure, any location in the brain can be localized on three planes – the x, y and z planes. The brain is can be cut on any of these planes and are named the coronal plane, the horizontal plane or the sagittal plane.


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