Meeting Banner
Abstract #3497

High Contrast and High Resolution in Vitro Susceptibility Weighted Imaging (SWI) at 7 Tesla

Guenther Grabner1,2, A-M van Cappellen van Walsum3,4, Siegfried Trattnig1, Markus Barth2,5

1Department of Radiology, Medical University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria; 2Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behaviour, Radboud University Nijmegen, Nijmegen, Netherlands; 3Department of Anatomy, Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre, Nijmegen, Netherlands; 4University of Twente, Institute of Technical Medicine, Enschede, Netherlands; 5E.L. Hahn Institute for Magnetic Resonance Imaging, University Duisburg-Essen

Within this study we exploited the rich anatomical information that is present in the contrast of high resolution 7 Tesla SWI scans with the main focus on visualization of small anatomical structures and vessels of a formalin-fixed human brain and the comparison to a standard anatomical atlas. Very detailed anatomical structures such as the internal/external separation of the globus pallidus and automatically segmentation of small veins are shown.