Jos Pedro Marques1, Wietske van der Zwaag1, Cristina Granziera2, Gunnar Krueger3, Rolf Gruetter1
1Centre d'Imagerie BioMdicale, CIBM, Ecole Polytechnique Fdrale de Lausanne, Lausanne, Vaud, Switzerland; 2Department of Neurology and Radiology, Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Vaudois, CHUV, Lausanne, Vaud, Switzerland; 3Advanced Clinical Imaging Technology, Siemens Medical Solutions-CIBM, Lausanne, Vaud, Switzerland
The highly complex geometry and small size of the cerebellum make this area particularly attractive for very high-resolution imaging. With the use of a surface coil at 7T, human in-vivo cerebellum images with an in-plane resolution of 120m were acquired. At this spatial resolution, ~240m structures within the cerebellar cortex could be visualized. Using the image contrast of 30m rat data acquired at 14T as a comparison, these structures could be identified as granule and molecular layers of the cerebellum.