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Abstract #0963

3D Visualization of Deep Cerebellar Nuclei Using 7T MRI

Stefan Maderwald1,2, Michael Kper3, Markus Thrling1,3, Kasja Rabe1,3, Oliver Kraff1,2, Elke G. Gizewski1,2, Mark E. Ladd1,2, Dagmar Timmann3

1Erwin L. Hahn Institute for MRI, Essen, Germany; 2Department of Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology and Neuroradiology, University Hospital Essen, Essen, Germany; 3Department of Neurology, University Hospital Essen, Essen, Germany

The results of the present study show that susceptibility weighted imaging (SWI) using 7T MRI allows structural imaging of the deep cerebellar nuclei in the submillimeter range. Each of the four cerebellar nuclei (dentate, emboliform, globose, and fastigial nuclei) can be identified in healthy subjects. This technique is envisaged to be useful in determining the localization and extent of cerebellar nuclei lesions with great precision in human cerebellar lesion studies.