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Abstract #2365

In-Vivo Visualization of the Human Basal Ganglia Structure & Connectivity using High Resolution 7T MRI

Christophe Lenglet1, Aviva Abosch2, Essa Yacoub1, Guillermo Sapiro3, Noam Harel1

1Department of Radiology - CMRR, University of Minnesota Medical School, Minneapolis, MN, United States; 2Department of Neurosurgery, University of Minnesota Medical School, Minneapolis, MN; 3Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, United States

Utilizing the advantages of high-field MRI (7T), we present an imaging protocol and analysis pipeline to create a comprehensive 3D model of the basal ganglia/thalamus structure and connectivity patterns. We successfully reconstruct major pathways of the basal ganglia circuits and quantify the probability of these connections.