Understanding the brain stem

Neuroimaging Clin N Am. 1998 Feb;8(1):55-68.


This article highlights features of brain anatomy that are important to know in interpreting magnetic resonance images. This article concentrates on the names of some brain stem structures, the three-dimensional appearance of six important tracts, and the location of cranial nerve nuclei.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Brain Stem / anatomy & histology*
  • Cranial Nerves / anatomy & histology
  • Humans
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging
  • Pyramidal Tracts / anatomy & histology