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Abstract #2309

Optic Nerve Characterisation by Isotropic High-Resolution MRI

Sandro Romanzetti1, Petra Stoerig2, Ana Maria Oros-Peusquens1, N. Jon Shah1,3

1Institute of Neuroscience and Medicine 4, Medical Imaging Physics, Forschungszentrum Juelich, Juelich, Germany; 2Institut fr Experimentelle Psychologie, Heinrich-Heine-Universitt, Duesseldorf, Germany; 3Faculty of Medicine, Department of Neurology, RWTH Aachen, Aachen, Germany

Many ophthalmological and neurological pathologies affect the optic nerve which provides the brain with retinal information. Revealing their manifestations with isotropic, high-resolution imaging of the optic nerve, the orbit and the chiasm may allow early and direct diagnosis of diseases that result in loss of visual function, partial or complete blindness. In this pilot study, we present isotropic, high-resolution optic nerve images which may be suitable for clinical applications.