Magnetic resonance imaging of the rhesus monkey brain: use for stereotactic neurosurgery

Exp Brain Res. 1990;81(2):443-6. doi: 10.1007/BF00228139.


Standard stereotactic procedures rely upon external cranial landmarks and standardized atlases for localization of subcortical neural regions. Magnetic resonance imaging permits the visualization of the neural structure of the brain in vivo. A stereotactic instrument compatible with a magnetic resonance unit was constructed and together with magnetic resonance imaging a procedure was developed that overcomes the limitations and inaccuracies of the traditional stereotactic methods and allows accurate and reliable localization of subcortical targets in the rhesus monkey brain.

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Brain / anatomy & histology*
  • Brain / pathology
  • Brain / surgery
  • Ibotenic Acid / toxicity
  • Macaca / anatomy & histology*
  • Macaca mulatta / anatomy & histology*
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging / methods*
  • Stereotaxic Techniques


  • Ibotenic Acid