Magnetic resonance imaging of the orbit

Radiol Clin North Am. 1987 May;25(3):509-28.


Technological advances in MRI have resulted in the ability to obtain thin sections with high resolution; thus, MRI has become a serious competitor to CT in the evaluation of the orbit. MRI permits normal and pathologic anatomy to be visualized with exquisite detail in several planes. In addition to precise localization of lesions, in certain cases MRI also adds some specificity.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Humans
  • Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy* / methods
  • Optic Nerve / pathology
  • Orbit / pathology*
  • Visual Pathways / pathology