Human Brain Anatomy in Computerized Images

Hardcover | April 8, 2005

byHanna Damasio

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Modern tomographic scans are revealing the structure of the human brain in unprecedented detail. This spectator progress, however, poses a critical problem for neuroscientists and practitioners of brain-related professions: how to find their way in the current tomographic images so as toidentify a particular brain site, be it normal or damaged by disease? The problem is made all the more difficult by the large degree of individual neuroanatomical variation. Prepared by a leading expert in advanced brain-imaging techniques, this unique atlas is a guide to the localization of brainstructures that illustrates the wide range of neuranatomical variation. It is based on the analysis of 29 normal brain obtained from three-dimensional reconstructions of magnetic resonance scans of living persons. It also provides 177 section (coronal, axial, and parasagital) of one of thosebrains so that the same structure presented in the section obtained in one incidence can be identified in the section of another incidence. An additional 209 sections of two incidences of two other brains with different overall configurations are included at the same incidences, so that readers canbecome familiar with the variability of standard images prompted by different skull shapes. Forty-six normal brains, segmented in to the major lobes, are also included. The atlas is based on a voxel-rendering technique developed in the author's laboratory that permits the reconstruction of thebrain in three dimensions. The technique permits the identification of major sulci and gyri with about the same degree of precision that can be achieved at the autopsy table. The volume contains 50 pages of color illustrations. The Second Edition of this atlas offers entirely new images, all fromnew brain specimens. Like the first edition, it will prove to be an essential tool for neurologists, neurosurgeons, neuroradiologists, psychiatrists, and neuroscientists, as well as medical and neuroscience students.

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Modern tomographic scans are revealing the structure of the human brain in unprecedented detail. This spectator progress, however, poses a critical problem for neuroscientists and practitioners of brain-related professions: how to find their way in the current tomographic images so as toidentify a particular brain site, be it normal o...

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Spectacular recent developments in neuroimaging technologies have vastly increased the amount of information about brain structure that can be obtained from tomographic scans. Prepared by a leading expert in advanced brain-imaging techniques, this unique atlas illustrates the wide range of neuroanatomical variation in a collection of n...

Hanna Damasio is Dana Dornsife Professor of Neuroscience and Director of the Dornsife Cognitive Neuroscience Imaging Center at the University of Southern California. She is also an adjunct professor at the Salk Institute in La Jolla, California. Until 2005 she was the Distinguished Professor of Neurology at the University of Iowa Coll...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:560 pages, 9.29 × 12.01 × 1.5 inPublished:April 8, 2005Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction2. Exterior description of a dolichocephalic brain3. Exterior description of a brachicephalic brain4. Exterior description of a second brachicephalic brain5. An alphabet of the normal brain6. Quantifying in neuroanatomical differences (In collaboration with John Allen and Joel Bruss)7. Sections through the dolichocephalic brain8. Sections through the first brachicephalic brain9. Sections through the second brachicephalic brain10. Applying neuroanatomical knowledge to lesion studiesReferences

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"The book fulfills its primary objective of providing a detailed pictorial account of the effects of brain morphology and scan acquisition and orientation on imaging appearances."--Radiology